Indian Railway Wagon design innovation challenge by Mygov

Indian Railway Wagon design innovation challenge by Mygov

In response to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s clarion call for innovation in Indian Railways under the Navrachna Initiative, Indian Railways has decided to conduct a public competition for ‘Design of Wagons for efficient loading and transportation of new commodities‘.

DESCRIPTION OF THE CHALLENGE:

Presently, the non-containerized payload carried by Indian Railways is largely dominated by Coal, Iron Ore, Cement, Steel Products, Fertilizers, Petroleum products, etc. These lines of businesses are stagnating and Indian Railways is considering alternate commodities for transportation across the countries. Some such commodities are


Fly Ash

Agricultural Produce

Two Wheelers

Milk

To cater to such emerging markets, Indian Railways requires new designs of wagons to ensure that the emerging business is not lost to other modes of transportation.

The Challenge is designed as an online competition hosted at https://innovate.mygov.in for submission of original innovative design solutions for Wagons for efficient loading/ unloading and transportation of new traffic commodities. The solution should include the design and efficient method of loading and unloading of commodities for safe handling and swift turnaround duly maximizing the transport of commodities per unit time and cost, taking into account the current constraints of fixed infrastructure.

Axle load of wagon should not exceed 22.9 t.

Maximum Rake length should not exceed 626 m

Wagon dimensions should comply with the requirements of Indian Railway Schedule of Dimensions. Click here for Maximum Moving Dimensions

Speed potential to be not less than 100 kmph in loaded and empty condition

Maximum Track Loading Density should not exceed 8.355 tonne/m for 22.9 tonne axle load.

BROAD EXPECTATIONS FROM THE SOLUTION

ENTRY SUBMISSION FIELDS

The participants shall be required to submit their entries in the fields provided in the Entry Submission forms limited to the number of words prescribed for the fields as under

Abstract of the Proposed Innovation, in about 2000 characters.

Details of the Proposed Design, limited to 8000 characters. Drawings, if necessary, can be attached as PDF, but should not exceed 8 MB in size.

Elaboration on utility of the proposed design, including revenue potential, to Indian Railways in about 2000 characters.

Explain how the boundary conditions and broad requirements stipulated in the Innovation Challenge are complied with by the Proposed Design in about 2000 characters.

Originality of the proposed design to be explained in about 2000 characters.

Explain integration of the Proposed Design within existing set up in about 1200 characters.

Cost effectiveness of proposed design for setup and operation (to include initial cost, operating cost, life cycle costing) to be explained in about 1600 characters.

Explain how the Proposed Design facilitates efficient loading and unloading of new commodities in about 1200 characters.

Possible constraints anticipated in deployment of the new design wagons to be explained in about 1200 characters.

MAXIMUM MOVING DIMENSIONS


All Dimensions are in mm.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Mode of Entry:

For posting the entries using the online application system, participants are advised to go to https://innovate.mygov.in and click on the “CLICK HERE TO PARTICIPATE” button. The participant will be taken to a landing page featuring the registration form with various fields

Participant will have to fill out the Participant Registration Form and Entry Submission Form. The submission must comply with the requirements as set out in the Guidelines mentioned on the online Entry Submission form.

On successful submission, participant will receive a confirmation email.

Should Indian Railways/ Organizers require additional information, they will contact the registered participant via email. Participants are advised to duly provide any additional information as instructed.

Correspondence: Any correspondence from the Indian Railways/Organizers to participants shall be through email or SMS on mobile number provided by the participant at the time of registration. Organizers and Indian Railways are not liable in case of email delivery failures.

Last Date

Entries duly completed and fully filled must be submitted using the online application system before 6pm IST on 20/02/2017 .

Eligibility

The Challenge is open to Individuals and Companies/ Institutions.

In case of Companies, majority of Team Members/ Shareholders are required to be Indian Resident Nationals.

All Participating Individuals are required to be Indian Resident Nationals.

Participants (Individual/ or in case of teams, the team leader) are required to be at least 18 years of age as on 1/12/2016 .

The following persons and their immediate relatives can not participate in the Challenge:

  • An employee of Indian Railways directly involved in execution and evaluation of the Challenge.
  • A member or employee of knowledge cum execution partner / Organizer.
  • A member of the Evaluation panel, Experts and Jury for the Challenge.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

The write up should either be submitted in Hindi or English.

In case submission is in any other language, it must be accompanied with translations in either Hindi or English.

It could be an individual project or a team project. However, in case of team, total team members, including the team leader, should not exceed six.

No reference of the identity of the person(s) submitting should be made in the proposal. If done so, it shall debar the entry from consideration.

It is strongly advised not to wait till the closure time for submission of entries. Railways shall not be responsible for late/ non receipt of entries on account of server errors/ traffic.

The contestants may be asked to present/ elaborate their proposed solution to an appropriate jury.

Railways may decide to associate with the proposer for further development of the proposed Concept/ design.

The decision of the Evaluation Panel and Jury will be final. No communication will be entered into with any person in relation to any decision of the panel or process.

Unsuccessful entries shall be intimated through email and Ministry of Railways shall not have any right over the same.

SN Evaluation Criterion Weightage
1 Utility of Design to Indian Railway 30
2 Compliance of Specified Boundary Conditions/ Requirements 20
3 Originality of the Proposed Design 15
4 Integration with Existing Systems 10
5 Cost Effectiveness 10
6 Efficiency of Loading/Unloading 10
7 Quality of Presentation 05
TOTAL 100

EVALUATION SYSTEM:

The evaluation of Entries shall be carried out in following three stages, as per the criterion mentioned in above table.

Stage Evaluation Results
1st All Entries to be evaluated to shortlist approximately 30 entries, through double blind review
2nd The 30 shortlisted entries to be further evaluated by an Expert panel for selecting 10 most promising ideas
Final The 10 ideas selected in Stage II shall be presented to Innovation Committee formed by Ministry for consideration of Awards

Awards:-

FIRST PRIZE06 LACS MAXIMUM

SECOND PRIZE03 LACS MAXIMUM

THIRD PRIZE02 LACS MAXIMUM

CONSOLATION PRIZES (THREE MAXIMUM)01 LAC MAXIMUM

THE CENTRAL IDEA IS TO DEVELOP DESIGN OF NEW EFFICIENT WAGONS FOR UPCOMING TRANSPORTATION COMMODITIES LIKE FLY-ASH, AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE, MILK, TWO WHEELERS ETC. FOR INDIAN RAILWAYS.

Deadline:- 20-02-2017

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