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  • Reply to: Four things not to miss in shaping the new Global Action Agenda for Transport   1 month 1 week ago

    Accountability and transparency in the transport sector is of paramount importance if we are to achieve global transport safety.

  • Reply to: Applied Railway Research on Fast Track   1 month 1 week ago

    It looks that the Korean model to develop technologies in railway industry can be useful for developing countries which want to establish their own railway industries. As R&Ds in railway industry need huge capital investment, it is difficult to build technologies without supporting from public sides and relevant industries. The Korean model based on mutual cooperation among a research institute, a government agency, a train operator, a railway infrastructure manager, a train manufacturer and other relevant companies has helped Korea to accomplish technology independence in the railway sector and revitalize its railway industry.

  • Reply to: Applied Railway Research on Fast Track   1 month 2 weeks ago

    Dear Arnab,

    This is very interesting and indeed relevant to our work. I think one potential area that would be relevant to India's expanding rail network would be alternate construction materials - especially stone ballast, with fewer environmental impacts, and economic value. Another area could be alternate fuels which RDSO already started taking steps on with Jatropha some years ago. This could be of enough interest as it has direct operational efficiency of energy cost reduction associated with it.
    Hope these ideas find 'traction' at the RDSO/IR soon.
    Warm wishes

    Warm wishes

  • Reply to: Applied Railway Research on Fast Track   1 month 2 weeks ago

    Arnab, good article about what is happening in Asian countries in the field of transportation. Korea also have a transport research institute which is doing lot of good work.

  • Reply to: An Evaluation of Bogota’s Pro-Poor Transport Subsidies— How effective are they?   8 months 3 weeks ago

    Great blog. Thank you