Shri Vivek Prakash Tripathi appointed as new Director (Finance) at NHSRCL

Shri Vivek Prakash Tripathi, IRAS on deputation from the Ministry of Railways to NHSRCL has assumed the charge of Director (Finance), in addition to his own duties as General Manager (Strategic Finance).

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  • Shri Vivek Prakash Tripathi is an officer of the Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS), of the 1998 batch of Civil Services. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Law from the University of Delhi, and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi.
  • With a career spanning over two decades, Shri Tripathi has a diversified and cross-functional experience both within the Ministry and at the corporate level. He has worked across various Divisions, headquarters, and the Railway Board in the Ministry of Railways.
  • He has wide experience in the areas of Accounts and Finance, Government and Corporate accounting, Procurement of Goods and Services, infrastructure financing (including negotiations and funding of multilateral loans), as well as the implementation of large-scale information technology systems, data management, statistics and analytics, and Human Resource Management.
  • Shri Tripathi has a unique background in Sciences, Finance, Law, and Business Management, and has an understanding of large and complex systems, and the challenges that these systems present.
  • Shri Tripathi has various interests including running, sports, new technologies, reading, and music.


  • National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) was incorporated on 12th February 2016 under the Companies Act, 2013 with an objective to finance, construct, maintain and manage the High Speed Rail Corridor in India.
  • The Company has been modelled as a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’ in the joint sector with equity participation by the Central Government through Ministry of Railways and two State Governments viz. Government of Gujarat and Government of Maharashtra.
  • The High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, apart from being a technological marvel, would afford many quantifiable benefits like saving in travel time, vehicle operation cost, reduction in pollution, job creation, reduction in accidents/ enhanced safety, imported fuel substitution, and reduction in pollutants.
  • The project would also boost the infrastructure and add to the growth of the economy. HSR would be an integrated system having overall optimization of various components, viz. Hardware, Software, Human-ware, and their interface, etc.
  • The Company would require a manpower strength of about 3000 – 4000 officials (estimated) for executing the operations of the high-speed corridor. The requisite manpower would need to be highly proficient in implementation of high-speed technology so as to execute the project efficiently and effectively. Therefore, the Company has started construction of an exclusive training institute at Vadodara to cater to this aspect.
  • The Company would be ushering India into the category of few countries of the world (about 15) using High Speed Railway System.

Source: NHSRCL