The High Speed Rail Innovation Centre (HSRIC) under the aegis of National High Speed Rail Corporation, has undertaken several collaborative research projects with various IITs and IISc for development of indigenous solutions for Railway domain especially High-Speed Railway.
- The 6th Advisory Council meeting of HSRIC, under the leadership of Shri Rajendra Prasad, Managing Director along with NHSRCL Directors and senior officers, President, Railway Technical Research Institute (Japan), faculty from The University of Tokyo, Directors from IIT Delhi, IIT Mumbai, IIT Kanpur, IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IIT Tirupati, IIT Kharagpur, to reviewed the ongoing projects.
- Ongoing projects are related to Civil Engineering domain like Design of Reinforced Earth Structures for HSR and Railway applications, Detailed study on CAM for High Speed Railway track., Optimization of High speed Railway Viaduct design and Electrical domain like simulation modelling for Power Supply and OHE designs etc.
- Apart from development, several Technical papers have been published in the field of Traction Power Supply System and Dynamic Interaction of Pantograph and Catenary under the aegis of HSRIC by IITD and IISc & IITB teams in Conferences of Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and in Proceedings of Vibration Engineering and Technology of Machinery Conference (VETOMAC) in the year 2022-2023.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Rajendra Prasad, Managing Director, NHSRCL said, “The indigenous development of simultaneous software for design and the validation of traction and power supply in collaboration with IISc Bangalore, IIT Bombay, and IIT Delhi, is a major milestone in the direction of ‘Make in India’ as currently, we are dependent on foreign software.
- National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) was incorporated on 12th February 2016 under the Companies Act, 2013 with an objective to finance, construct, maintain and manage the High Speed Rail Corridor in India.
- The Company has been modelled as a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’ in the joint sector with equity participation by the Central Government through Ministry of Railways and two State Governments viz. Government of Gujarat and Government of Maharashtra.
- The High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, apart from being a technological marvel, would afford many quantifiable benefits like saving in travel time, vehicle operation cost, reduction in pollution, job creation, reduction in accidents/ enhanced safety, imported fuel substitution, and reduction in pollutants.
- The project would also boost the infrastructure and add to the growth of the economy. HSR would be an integrated system having overall optimization of various components, viz. Hardware, Software, Human-ware, and their interface, etc.
- The Company would require a manpower strength of about 3000 – 4000 officials (estimated) for executing the operations of the high-speed corridor. The requisite manpower would need to be highly proficient in implementation of high-speed technology so as to execute the project efficiently and effectively. Therefore, the Company has started construction of an exclusive training institute at Vadodara to cater to this aspect.
- The Company would be ushering India into the category of few countries of the world (about 15) using High Speed Railway System.
Source: NHSRCL- Press Release | Images Credit: NHSRCL