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.
31 Jan 2008
Reports on technical, economic, and financial viability of railway projects produced
Efficiency improvement scheme developed
Environmental and social and poverty impact assessments completed
$1 million (Asian Development Bank, financed through the Japan Special Fund)
$250,000 (Government of India)