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Vision and Mission

To create a transport system that is common, connected, convenient, congestion-free, clean, and cutting-edge.

The Vertical seeks to promote a zero-emission public transport system, provide multimodal connectivity to existing and new transport systems, introduce new technology, and facilitate vehicle‑pooling.


Core Functions

The Vertical facilitates policy formulation and evaluation with the aim of sustained and holistic development of the transport and logistics sectors.


The Vertical comprises five units: i) Roads and Highways ii) Railways iii) Ports, Shipping, and Inland Waterways iv) Logistics v) Airports and Civil Aviation. The units are tasked with the appraisal and evaluation of projects, policy research, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation these sectors.


The Vertical provides policy inputs and suggests interventions in the form of discussions and policy papers to the concerned Line Ministries. The vertical also provides critical inputs to legislative bills.


The Vertical appraises SFC/DIB/EFC/PIB/PPR investment projects and scheme proposals, as well as Cabinet Notes for consideration of CCEA and other Cabinet committees.


The Vertical also provides inputs related to the transport sector for the outcome-based infrastructure review meeting chaired by the Hon’ble Prime Minister. It provides inputs related to outcome-output-based monitoring of the relevant Line Ministries.


Who’s Who

Name Designation Sectors Contact

Mr Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha


Infrastructure Connectivity (Transport), E-Mobility and Compliance Burden

Mr Harendra Kumar

Joint Adviser

Ports, Maritime and IWT

Mr M. Vijaykumar

Joint Adviser

Railways, Metro Rail projects, Suburban rail, Emerging Transport Technology, Multilateral Transport projects

Mr Manoj Gangeya


Aviation and Hyperloop

Mr Abhishek Agarwal

Senior Specialist (Director)

Roads, Highways, Ropeways, Transport and Logistics

Mr Rahul

Deputy Secretary

Compliance Burden, Railways

Mr Shadab M Khan

Senior Research Officer


Mr Dinesh Kumar

Economic officer

Monitoring Projects

Mr Suvid Kapoor


Roads, Highways, Ropeways, Transport and Logistics

Mr Paras Parekh

Young Professional

Ports, Maritime and IWT



  • Indian Port Association
  • Central Road Research Institute
  • Bureau of Research on Industry and Economic Fundamentals
  • International Transport Forum and GIZ India
  • Airport Authority of India
  • The Energy Research Institute
  • Confederation of Indian Industry


Line Ministries

  • Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
  • Ministry of Railways
  • Ministry of Shipping
  • Ministry of Civil Aviation
  • Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
  • Department of Logistics (Ministry of Commerce)


  • India Leaps Head: Mobility Solution for All
  • Cost Benefit Analysis of Delhi–Meerut RRTS Rail Project
  • Status Quo Analysis of Various Segments of Electric Mobility and Low Carbon Passenger Road Transport in India


Current Projects

  • Dedicated Freight Corridor Project
  • Mumbai–Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project
  • Delhi–Meerut RRTS Project


Upcoming Projects

  • 3&4 silver line between Thiruvananthapuram and Kasaragod, Kerala
  • Bengaluru Suburban Project
  • Gurugram SNB RRTS Project