In the next five years, Indian railway market will be the 3rd largest, accounting to 10% of the global market and Metro rail is going to be 70% of the railway market in India. Japanese major Toshiba is keen to tap the opportunity.
In India, due to increasing population and economic expansion, the electricity demand and supply balance is skewed. To tackle the situation we need to develop eco-friendly cities with more public transports. This need leads to the expansion of Metro rail network.
Toshiba, with over 115 years of R&D in railway technology, has worked to improve every requirement of railway transportation, such as environment adaptation, safety, punctuality, comfort and reliability. Toshiba can contribute in reducing electricity consumption and greenhouse gas emission by introducing its excellent energy-saving technology as well as solution know-how for railway systems, which will lead to improving the city environment. Toshiba has recently been assigned the contract of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system for 486 cars for Delhi Metro RS10 project. DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.) attaches much importance to the reduction of life-cycle cost incurred by train operation and maintenance; that is why Toshiba’s inverter-based HVAC system with high-efficiency and maintainability has received a good evaluation.
Toshiba, in its commitment for future progress, has consistently achieved technological breakthroughs on the railway systems that shape the future – the freight rail, rolling stock systems, power supply systems and information systems.
The company has a long history of manufacturing electric locomotives (EL) and is the only integrated manufacturer of locomotives in Japan. Over 2000 locomotives equipped with Toshiba’s propulsion system are being operated all over the world. This is a prominent number that explains its acceptance in the global market. Toshiba can be a lead contributor to India’s potential market for electric locomotives. In fact, under the Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC) Project, where freight rail lines will be constructed along the Western Corridor from Dadri to Jawaharlal Nehru Port, Mumbai, and the Eastern Corridor from Ludhiana to Dankuni, Toshiba is preparing for the project and is ready to provide high-performance technology and products.
The company is also a leader of the Taiwan High Speed Rail Project, which is the first instance of a Japanese company exporting a high speed rail system (Bullet Train). Toshiba has integrated and delivered electrical and electronic systems for the high speed rail, including train traffic management system with signaling system, power supply system, communication systems and all electrical equipment for rolling stock. India’s high-speed rail projects have also started taking steps forward and Toshiba can play a significant role as a key player with its wide experience in Taiwan.
In India, there are lots of varied new railway projects such as high speed rails, dedicated freight corridors and Metro projects. With its total solution capabilities, Toshiba will make steps with customers and partners in India to contribute in constructing transportation infrastructure, which is indispensable for India’s further economic growth and people’s better life.[“source-indiatimes”]