Upgrading rail infrastructure for greater throughput

  • Executing agency: UN/DESA Division for Sustainable Development
  • Start date: 15 October 1994
  • End date: 1 September 2001
  • Partners: UNDP; Railway Board, Ministry of Railways
  • Total budget: USD 113,640

This project is a capacity building project, which aims to enhance the capabilities of Indian Railways engineers in upgrading the existing rail infrastructure to enable higher throughput by increasing the number of trains per day on the same track. Indian Railways provides environment-friendly transportation at least cost to society and has a good network reaching the most remote areas, providing mobility to people and goods thereby connecting undeveloped zones with developed ones. Improvement in throughput would result in higher productivity due to reduction in travel time and greater mobility of people for employment.