Welcome to PMU-SRESTHA
Welcome to PMU-SRESTHA Directorate Research, Designs & Standards Organisation (RDSO) has been the repository of knowledge on railway technology, maintenance engineering, standardisation, inter-operability, vendor development, certification and safety. Can, a single organisation-following same set of rules for HR management as its train operating units, do justice with such disparate requirements? It has been realised that, though RDSO has done sterling job of maintenance, reliability, life extension and safety engineering-its focus on cutting edge railway technologies have been usually subordinated to the former. Entire leadership and its governance structure is drawn from the battle hardened pool which is groomed fighting day today train running challenges. Secondment to RDSO happens for few years and thereafter officers return back to the trenches. Enduring priorities have been safety, punctuality, capacity, vendor development in highly resource constrained environment.
Realising this need and keeping in view the constraints faced by RDSO, in the Budget Speech 2016-17, Minister for Railways announced setting up a ‘Special Railway Establishment for Strategic Technology & Holistic Advancement- SRESTHA’ to drive long term Research and Development in guided transport in India.