RDSO� is RDSO�is�the sole R&D�organisation of Indian Railways and functions as the technical�advisor�to�Railway Board Zonal�Railways�and�Production�Units and performs the following important functions :
- Development of new and improved designs.
- Development,adoption, absorption of new technology for use on Indian Railways.
- Development of standards for materials and products specially needed by Indian Railways.
- Technicalinvestigation, statutory clearances, testing and providing consultancy services.
- Inspection of critical and safety items of rolling stock,locomotives,signalling & telecommunication� equipment and track components.
- RDSO�s� multifarious� activities have� also� attracted attention of railway and non-railway� organisations in India and abroad.