Indian Railways have not been successful in developing any technology to be proud of with export potential. This is even when Railways arrived in India more than 150 years ago. Indian Railways have always rushed to the overseas developed country for sourcing new technology. Why it is so that Indian Human Resource not developed for technical innovation, research, development and advancement? Indian Railway experts were exposed to different technologies of the world over, but still not given opportunities to build local technologies after successfully implementing the first one. There is no doubt about the capabilities of Indian Technocrats but something is lacking somewhere.
It is constantly mentioned during technological advancement seminars that China has built a High Speed Rail network of 6000Km within a span of only 10 years; what is wrong with India. China not only had a growth rate to sustain the financial resource for the purpose but also adopted technology so successfully that they are ready to assist India today.
Technologies are always developed with the support of Industry who are ready to invest, innovate, develop, absorb new technology and take risks. Support means sharing platform of equality of status, continuity and without doubting integrity. Doubting integrity and underhand dealing has become a common phenomenon with every high value contract trapping upright officers with oversight mistakes. Indifferent attitude towards the industry without looking for a win-win situation thus has become a common thing for every Engineer who has the capability, potential, knowledge, perseverance to look the other way. With this the environment prevailing not only in Railways but all around, we cannot expect a miracle of even 500 High Speed Rail network in next 15-20 years. That too with total contribution of financing as well as technological support from abroad.
How much longer will this continue?
High Speed Train is the ultimate of Railway Technologies, but there are many more still missing for the present level of speeds and traffic density in India which can be made more efficient and economical ways.
Share your simple idea for
- Energy Efficiency
- Economic development of Railways
- Standardization in Railways
- Simplifying Passenger Amenities
- Technological Advancement
- And whatever that is in your mind
Indian mind is so fertile but it grows independently like grass without an opportunity to offer fruits or flower. It is the fertility of top mind that only takes shapes in the final say. Why every Indian does not contribute in generating ideas to suit Indian conditions which is always short of resources, manpower, finances, time and so on and instead prefer to grumble what other countries have achieved? Indianisation of ideas is very important. We don’t have to travel abroad to find out what is right for our country?
What is an idea?
The value of an idea is directly proportional to the level of the chair from where the idea has evolved and cost of its implementation is directly proportional to the maximum limit of the sanctioning power of the authority.
This statement is in lines similar the Parkinson’s Law derived from the observation of Government working irrespective of the country and time period.
Therefore, an opportunity of generating an idea to every human mind, irrespective of his position, is necessary. The idea easy to implement, requiring little resource & time taken and ease in evaluation is certainly going to succeed.