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'Technology Mission' for Indian Railways
Jun 04, 2015

The Ministry of Railways has decided to set up the ‘Technology Mission for Indian Railways’ (TMIR) as a consortium of Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Industries on an investment sharing model for taking up identified railway projects for applied research and use on Indian Railways.

  • The TMIR will function through the Mission Implementation and Coordination Committee (MICC).

  • The MICC will formulate the Mission Management Manual (MMM) for functioning of TMIR and the domain specific Sub-Committees for various fields of railway working and also for monitoring the progress of research and technology projects.

  • TMIR will also monitor progress of research projects of the existing Railway Research Centre (RRC), Kharagpur and other 4 upcoming Railway Research Centres sanctioned in Budget 2015-16.

  • Thus, Railways’ investment in applied research activities will be fruitfully converted to technology development for actual use in railway working. Execution of various projects under TMIR will be dealt in terms of procedures, to be defined in its MMM.

  • The Nodal Directorate for functioning of the TMIR and its ‘MICC will be Efficiency & Research Directorate of Railway Board.


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