India: Railway Sector Investment Program

This technical assistance requested by the Government of India helped prepare the Railway Sector Investment Program, which aimed to enhance Indian Railway's carrying capacity and organizational efficiency by double-tracking existing railway lines in critical sections and electrifying other lines. It further sought to create efficiency improvements by enhancing the commercialization of railway operations. The investment program’s design and the first two loans under the program were implemented under a multitranche financing facility.

PROJECT DETAILS

Approval29 Nov 2007
Funding TypeTechnical Assistance
CountryIndia
SectorTransport/Rail
StatusClosed
Total Cost$1 million

KEY OUTPUTS

Reports on technical, economic, and financial viability of railway projects produced

Efficiency improvement scheme developed

Environmental and social and poverty impact assessments completed

FINANCING

$1 million (Asian Development Bank, financed through the Japan Special Fund)