To undertake research, development in relevant fields of High-Speed Rail technology by leveraging Indian technical capabilities so as to contribute to rail transportation, happier society and self-reliant nation through development of indigenous capabilities & cost-effective solutions.
Six missions are:
i. To undertake targeted, applied collaborative research to solve issues raised by rail industry participants or other entities so as to enhance railway safety, reliability, productivity, efficiency & sustainability ensuring customer satisfaction.
ii. To leverage Indian technical capabilities and develop indigenous capabilities in relevant fields of High Speed Railway, including ancillarisation.
iii. To develop necessary testing infrastructure & expertise to assess and validate indigenous solutions and use the best science available in an ethical way.
iv. To develop professional expertise in all aspects of High Speed Railways so as to provide innovative, indigenous, cost effective solutions, technological guidance, strategic analysis, advice to the Indian Rail transportation Industry on significant challenges and opportunities today and in the future.
v. To contribute to development of HSR specific standards in India.
vi. To promote transgenerational environmental equity and provide eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable solutions.