0930 Hours Registration of the pre-registered delegates commences.

1000 Hours Introduction session in a very informal manner in JRC Hall.

1055 Hours Receiving Shri. Praveen Kumar and Sri. N. Sivasailam at UTC.

1100 Hours Welcome address by Shri V. Anand, IRFCA Member, SBC.

1110 Hours Turning the signal lamp to GREEN by Shri. Praveen Kumar.

1115 Hours Delivery of the Key Note Address to the Delegates.

1200 Hours Presentation on “Namma Metro” by Sri. N. Sivasailam, MD, BMRCL.

1245 Hours Release of the Book authored by Professor Joydeep Dutta, IIT-K.

1250 Hours Vote of Thanks by Mr. S. Srinivas, IRFCA Member, SBC.

1300 Hours Lunch in the DINING HALL OF UTC

Technical sessions / informative papers / History and Heritage

1430 Hours IR Heritage – By Shri. Mayank Tewari, Director, NRM, NDLS.

1510 Hours Presentation on EMD locos by Mr. Shubhranshu, CMPE, SWR, UBL.

1600 Hours Tea / Coffee Break

1615 Hours Shri. V. Anand will speak on the design aspects of Coaches / Bogies.

1700 Hours History of Cochin State Railway – By Mr. Jimmy Jose, CHTS.

1730 Hours Convention / Seminar ends for the day.

1800 Hours One hour of Rail fanning @ BNC ???

1930 Hours Dinner in the DINING HALL OF UTC.


0900 Hours Registration and Introductions – for those attending for one day.

0930 Hours Shindwane Ghat – Appu and Ashish, IRFCA Members, PA.

1010 Hours Quiz – Part – 1 (Bharath / Sridhar / Ranga / Appu)

1100 Hours Tea / Coffee Break

1115 Hours Presentation by Dr. Dheeraj Sanghi / Shri. Ajai Banerjee, JP.

1145 Hours Quiz – Part – 2 (Bharath / Sridhar / Ranga / Appu)

1230 Hours Open session – We will have an impromptu event here.

1300 Hours Lunch in the DINING HALL OF UTC

1430 Hours Video film by Poochi Venkat, IRFCA member, MAS.

1500 Hours Quiz – Finals

1545 Hours Tea / Coffee Break

1600 Hours Bidding for the IRFCA Convention – 2010 by other cities.

1630 Hours One more open session – we can seek some papers / presentations.

1700 Hours Fleeting moments on the Fairy Queen Footplate @ MYS.

1715 Hours Handing Over of the key to the winning city for the 2010 convention.

1725 Hours Vote of Thanks to all delegates

1730 Hours IRFCA Convention for 2009 closes in BNC.

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Venkat Raman  |  January 22, 2009 at 13:57

    You are all working overtime.
    Wish you all success for the interest

  • 2. N.C. Vimalakar  |  January 22, 2009 at 20:04

    Nice to note that there are very informative sessions. I am sure to enjoy the Convention.

  • 3. N.Nishanth  |  January 24, 2009 at 22:38


    I have one question to ask.
    I saw the programs going to be done in the bnc2009.
    Did’nt V.S.P.Gaaru and Venkat at 85 speak in the bnc2009?
    Please reply.
    With warm regards

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