The pandemic has not gone but finally the intensity of the second wave of the pandemic has decreased and things are becoming smoother for businesses. The economy is recovering and new avenues are opening up. The major problem for all the sectors remains the same. Inflation has further created adverse situations as the economy tries to improve. The main problem for all the sectors mainly includes the problems created by the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic. The second wave has been very deadly and many have lost their lives. We at Metro Rail Today pray that the departed souls may rest in peace and the beloved ones of the deceased may get strength to bear the losses.
We have been continuously working even during the pandemic to bring the most recent developments of the Metro and Rail sectors directly to your doorstep through print and digital versions of the magazine. We hope that you all are staying safe and it’s our humble request to you all to please follow all Covid-19 protocols for your safety and the safety of fellow citizens.
In this issue, we have given special focus on Semi High-Speed Rail revolution in India. Apart from featuring proposed Silver Line (Thiruvananthapuram–KasargodSemi High Speed Rail Corridor), Pune-Nashik Semi High-Speed Rail Corridor, we have featured interview of Mr. Sudhanshu Mani, a retired IRSME officer who served at the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai during his last 29 months of his service and he has recently authored a book titled “My Train 18 Story” which gives a very insightful information about making of the indigenously developed Train-18 known as its operational name Vande Bharat Express. As Mr. Mani discusses the story of the development of Train-18, we are covering here his journey which led him to write this book along with a book review and an interview. We also featured interview of Mr. H.K. Raghu, ED (Urban Transport & High Speed), RDSO and Mr. Keshav Kumar, Rail, MRTS & Transit Infra Expert to get insights on success of Govt. of India’s ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Mission.
Hope you will enjoy reading this issue of the magazine.
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