3 Dec 2019

Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK) 

Source: PIB

The Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK) has been created in the form of a Reserve Fund. The fund will receive a corpus of Rs1 lakh crore over a period of 5 years starting from 2017-18.

About the Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK) 

The fund under ‘Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK)’ is being utilized to finance safety-related works under plan-heads 

Works to be executed through Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK) have been summarized as under:

  • Civil Engineering Works: Including Track works, Bridge rehabilitation, Vehicular ultrasound testing system for rail/welds, broken rail detection system, adoption of flash butt welds & weld quality improvement etc
  • Safety works at Level Crossings
  • S&T Works: including Train Protection & Warning System, Train Collision Avoidance System, up-gradation of the standard of interlocking, replacement of overaged signalling gears by electrical/electronic interlocking etc
  • Mechanical Engineering: Including Freight Design & Maintenance, Coach Design & Maintenance, Diesel Locomotive Maintenance, Crew Management and Disaster management
  • Electrical Engineering: Replacement of overaged traction distribution assets, conversion of unregulated OHE to regulated OHE, replacement of masts/portals, replacement of transformers, cables, earthing, panels, wiring etc
  • Human Resource Development