CTRAM – an autonomous body of Transport Professionals

NEW DELHI: CENTRE FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT was established as a Society in 1998.The CTRAM is a registered body under the Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860.It was registered on 7th December 1998 and is functioning from Room No.43-44, Rail Bhavan, New Delhi.  The CENTRE was formed with the following Aims and Objectives to:

1. promote transportation research and management by means of training, lectures,Seminars, publications and other means.
2. upgrade professional and managerial skills of its members by developing and organizing professional courses, singly or jointly in collaboration with other established institutes or bodies in the field of transportation management with particular emphasis on transport economies; marketing customer support and service; information technology, multi-modal and urban transportation; tourism travel and hospitality; public relations and safety etc.
3. pursue, develop and evolve regional national transport policies for achieving optimal Inter-modal mix taking into consideration the strengths and weaknesses of different modes of transport in development the required infrastructure.
4. develop professional resource base so as to provide consultancy and advice to public and private enterprises about their transport logistics and allied needs at national and international levels.
5. provide support to and to associate with the Central and State Governments, Planning Commission, other planning agencies, local bodies, universities, institutes and others in areas such as transport policy, appraisal and implementation of transport projects and inter-modal research.
6. formulate standards, norms and codes of practices, specifications and to publish monographs, journals, reports, pamphlets and research papers so as to disseminate Information on transport management and to build a data bank in this field, as also to set up libraries and/or reading rooms.
7. set up zonal or regional chapters, subgroups, sub-committees etc., as necessary to carry out one or more of the objectives of the Centre.

FOUNDER MEMBERS are Late Shri Kripal Singh, Late Dr. Jagjit Sin gh, Late Shri BM Kaul, Shri Ranjit Mathur, Shri CM Khosla, Shri SK Khanna, Shri KL Thapar, Shri Mahesh Kapoor, Shri SP Singha, Shri VK Thapar, Late Dr. SK Ray, Shri Ashok Malhotra, Shri CL Kaw, Shri ML Chatterjee, Shri MK Mishra, Shri Shanti Narain, Shri RK Tangri, Shri KK Chakraborti, Shri KS Sandhu, Shri BMS Bisht, Shri SK Gupta, Shri RC Dubey, Shri IPS Anand, Late Shri KD Ahuja, Shri Girish Chandra,Late Shri SK Malik, Late Shri CP Sharma, Shri RK Tandon, and Shri RB Das.


For promoting research and upgrading professional and managerial skills, the CENTRE organizes National Seminars; carries out studies and lectures on various technical and topical subjects. One of the main objectives of CTRAM is to provide a forum for cross sectoral and cross functional dialogue between policy makers, profession als and academics on issues pertaining to transportation and logistics and focus on issues facing the transport sector in India and suggest solutions. It also brings out technical journals. Towards this purpose, CTRAM has so far held Seminars on the subjects listed below:

1. Pricing of Transport Studies.
2. Development of Ports India and Rail Connectivity.
3. Indian Railways in the age of Liberalization.
4. Multi-Modal Transport-Issues and Options.
5. Rail Transport Vision – 2020.
6. Transportation in Steel Industry-Issues and Options.
7. Dedicated Freight Corridor – Issues and Options.
8. Passenger Services and World Class Railway Stations.
9. Railways as a Logistics Provider in Transport Sector.
10.Development of Rail Terminals.
11.Customer Care.
12.Terminal Infrastructure Development through Private Participation.


CTRAM has been providing consultancy services to Ministry of Railways, Ports, Cement and Steel Industries and Wagon manufacturers etc. CTRAM has an enormous resource base of Transportation Experts. It has a dedicatred team of over 600 Railway Traffic and Commercial Officers who are registered members of CTRAM. In addition, CTRAM has large number of very experienced retired officers who have held very important assignments in railways and other sectors of industry. CTRAM also draws upon the large pool of serving IRTS Officers for short term assignments. CTRAM has strategic and commercial tie up with several other consultancy service providers working in diverse fields of transportation and engineering. Their services are available to CTRAM on need basis. CTRAM’s Corporate Members cover a vast canvass of industry and their advice and assistance is available to CTRAM. CTRAM also collaborates with IRITM, the national level training Centre for training the IRTS Officers. This resource base is also available to CTRAM for taking up studies.

In addition, CTRAM has carried out technical studies on different topics of interest such as:-

1. Transport & Logistics Model for Satna Cluster Cement Plants
2. Future Requirement of Wagons on Indian Railways.
3. Terminal Incentive-cum-Engine on Load Scheme.
4. Utilization of Fly Ash and Its Transportation.
5. Augmentation of Rail Facilities at Mundra Port.
6. Rail Infrastructure for the New Plants at Raigarh Jindal Steel and Power Limited.

Interested can download application form from http://ctram.org/membership.html and apply for membership.