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Institute of Rolling Stock Engineers (IRSE) and Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers Association (IRSMEA), with support from Indian Railways and RITES, are organizing an international technical conference on "RAIL COACH INTERIORS: INNOVATION, SAFETY, COMFORT" at New Delhi on 9th and 10th October 2015.

Institute of Rolling Stock Engineer (IRSE) is a registered body having Railway officers and experts as its members and is headquartered at RDSO/Lucknow. It strives to work as a platform and forum to amalgamate & share knowledge on Rolling Stock technologies.

Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers Association (IRSMEA) is set up with an objective to promote and diffuse knowledge in the areas of modern transportation technology and MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, To hold seminars, workshops, discussions and finally to give constructive suggestion to the Government conducive to the growth and development of Indian Railways.

Indian Railways Indian Railways have today the largest passenger operations amongst all railways in the world carrying over 25 million passengers daily. Occasionally, there are instances of fire on trains and Indian Railways have decided to address this issue in a focused manner. Need is felt to study the issue a fresh and obtain new inputs in the field from various stake-holders/organizations / institutions / individuals dealing with the subject. There may also be a need to employ some 'out of the box' thinking in order to find innovative and effective yet economical solutions. This international conference under the combined banner of IRSE and IRSMEA is an attempt at bringing all stake holders on a single platform.

Research Designs & Standards Organization (RDSO) is the R&D arm of Indian Railways located at Lucknow responsible for R&D works in all railway related disciplines and leads the process of technology induction. Working directly under ministry of Railways it is also responsible for standardization of all railway systems on Indian Railways.

RITES Ltd. is a Government of India Enterprise under the aegis of Indian Railways. An ISO 9001-2008 company, RITES is a multi-disciplinary consultancy organization in the fields of transport, infrastructure and related technologies.


Registration 08:45 hrs - 09:45 hrs

Day 1
09-10-2015 Plenary Hall

Session 1, 09.10.2015


Inauguration by Sri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Hon'ble Minister for Railways

Date: 09.10.2015

Session 2: Ergonomic Rail Coach Layouts And Amenities
Session Chairman: Mr. Hemant Kumar, MM/RB

Time: 11:30 hrs-13:00 hrs

S.No Title Author Papres Attached
1 Interiors and Seats technologies for Indian Rolling Stock Mr. Federico Micheletti
Mr. Davide Andreolli
Saira Asia
2 Talgo train's coach interiors Ms. E.Garcia
Talgo, Spain
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3 Rail Coach Interior Design - Modular Approach Prof. K. Munshi
Ctech Labs Pvt. Ltd, India
Mr. S. Biswas,
Ms. Sangeeta Baxi,
Prof. S.C. Lakkad,
Prof. Ramachandran K.,
4 Alstom Interior Design Mr. Ramaraju Chekuri
Alstom, India
View Paper
5 Silicone Foam Technology for the Safety, Comfort & Durability of Seating Cushions Mr. Mohit Vohra
Advanced Silicones Pvt. Ltd, India
View Paper
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Date: 09.10.2015

Session 3: Passenger Safety & Security systems
Session Chairman: Mr.P K Srivastava DG/RDSO

Time: 14:00 hrs-15:30 hrs

S.No Title Author Papres Attached
1 Fire Safety of the Passenger Vehicles, Case Study of a Bus and a Rolling Stock Dr. Makoto Tsujimoto,
Mr.Ken Matsuyama,
Mr.Koji Tasaka,
Mr.Akira Kameoka,
Tokyo University of Science, Japan
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2 Management of the fire safety for the French rolling stock Mr. Patrick GUYET
Mr. Guillaume CRAVEUR
SNCF, France
3 Indian Rail Rolling Stock Fire Detection - Technology Rises to the Challenge Mr. Eddie Tieppo
Xtralis, Australia
4 Understanding and overcoming the challenges of delivering high availability CCTV Surveillance solutions for Rolling Stock across the World Mr. John Pope,
Mr. Paul Negus
Petards , UK
Mr. Sandeep Goel,
Mrs. Gunjan Garg
Amit Engineers, India
5 CCTV Systems for rail transport applications Mr. Anshumali Bhushan
Genesis Futuristic Technologies Ltd., India
6 High-tech PU elastic elements for rail coach floors, comfort and fire safety Mr. Thomas Gamsjaeger
Getzner Werkstoffe GmbH, Austria
Mr. Amit Baikerikar
Getzner, India
View Paper

Date: 09.10.2015

Session 4: Metro Coach Interiors, HVAC, Passenger Information Display systems.
Session Chairman: Mr. Navin Tandon, ML/RB

Time: 16:00 hrs-17:30 hrs

S.No Title Author Papres Attached
1 Design, Features and Implementation of Passenger Information System for Indian Railway Coaches. Mr. Naveen Yadlapalli
Universal controls India
2 Emerging trends in Rolling Stock HVAC Mr. Umakant Hulyalkar
Faiveley Transport, India
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3 Railway Metro Rolling Stock Interior Design & Development Mr. Amit Banerjee,
Mr.S. Jayaprakash
Mr.P.V. Gayathri,
Mr. B.N. Krishna Prasad
BEML, India
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4 Interiors - Features of DMRC Coaches Mr. S. S. Joshi
DMRC, India
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5 What industrial design can bring to public transport Mrs. Veronique FLAMENT
MBD Design, France
6 S-VMX Integrated VMS Solution: Rail & Metro Applications Mr Raja Dutta
Teleste, Corporation, Mumbai
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Day 2
10-10-2015 Plenary Hall

Date: 10.10.2015

Session 5: Hygiene friendly coach features and amenities, coating systems, thermal & Vibration insulation
Session Chairman:---

Time: 09:30 hrs-11:00 hrs

S.No Title Author Papres Attached
1 International Quality Lavatory interiors, including Flooring, Wall panels, washbasin, Fittings & Hardware material with potential applications of DuPont Mr. Durgesh Pal Singh
DuPont India (P) Ltd.
Mr. Suraj Pandey
Acme India
2 Advancement in Interior Panelling and Toilet Modules Mr. G Ravi
BFG International Private Limited, India
3 Effects of Innovative thermal Insulation;
Noise and vibration Coatings for Railway Coaches
Mr. Nimesh Shah,
Ajay Industries, India
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4 Reducing Noise, Vibrations & Harshness inside Railway Coaches using Innovative
Modern Technologies of simulation, measurement and products.
Mr. Sudhir Kumar
Mr. Pradhyumna Ingle
Henkel Adhesive Technologies India Pvt. Ltd., India
5 Advancements in Coating systems for Rail Coach - Interiors: Towards Safe & Sustainable Environment Mr. Amol R Bakre
3M India Limited, India

Date: 10.10.2015

Session 6: Innovative Materials For Interior Furnishing
Session Chairman: S K Aggarwal, CAO/COFMOW

Time: 11:30 hrs-13:00 hrs

S.No Title Author Papres Attached
1 Concept Design for Railway Interiors for Indian Railways thru Quality Function Deployment Mr. Shrikrishna Kadle
Tooltech Global
Engineering Pvt. Ltd, India
2 Trends in Use of Advanced Materials, Technology and Design in Coach Interiors Mr. Bai Yun
KTK Group Co. Ltd, China
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3 Thermo foaming for Railway interior Mr.Bernd Walter Riemann
Lakowa GmbH,Germany
4 Innovative Material for Increased Comfort, Safety and Aesthetic of Railway Coach. Mr. Ruben Mohapatra
Ajay Industries, India
5 Advanced Composite Material For Railway Coach Building - Opportunities For Future Dr. P K C BOSE
6 Innovative Solutions from Reliance Industries Ltd towards safer and comfortable coach interiors. KS Suresh
Head - Technical Services & Product Development(Fibrefill & Non-Woven PSF)
Reliance Industries Ltd
View Paper

Date: 10.10.2015

Session 7: Experiences And Concepts On Rail Coach Interiors Upgrades
Session Chairman: A K Agarwal, GM/ICF

Time: 14:00 hrs-15:30 hrs

S.No Title Author
1 Total Interiors - One Supplier, Clear Responsibilities Mr. Arnold Peham,
Mr. Georg Malleier Seisenbacher
GmbH, Austria
Mr. Rohit Garg,
Amit Engineers, India
2 Recent Experience of ICF on improved interiors and future opportunities Mr. S.Srinivas
ICF, India
3 Railway Coach Interior Design, Concepts-Indian Perspective Mr. Shobhit Tondon
RITES Ltd, India
4 World Class Interior in Model Rake Project Mr. Ashish Patel
Hindustan Fibre Glass Works, India
5 Passenger Access Systems Mr. Francis Dupuy
Faiveley Transport, France
6 User Centric Design to improve coach interiors and passenger amenity items to world class standards: Case Studies of MRVC and ICF Coaches by National Instituteof Design Ahmedabad Praveen Nahar, Senior Faculty (Industrial Design) NID,
Mohammed Naim Shaikh,
Faculty (Industrial Design) NID

Date: 10.10.2015

Session 8: Valedictory Session
Plenary Hall

Time: 16:00 to 17:30 Hrs

Qutub Minar, New Delhi

Qutub Minar is the highest stone tower and one of the finest Islamic structures ever raised in India. It belongs to the 13th century. In 1199 work began on this tower which was intended to be the most glorious tower of victory in the world. It is listed in the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites in India, Qutub Minar is Delhi's recognised landmark.

The Conference Venue

Vigyan Bhavan is a premier convention centre of Government of India in New Delhi. Built in 1956, over the years it has been venue of conferences of national and international stature, seminars and award ceremonies attended by distinguished world leaders and dignitaries. It normally holds National/international level functions and conferences.