This project was the realisation of a dream. A project launched to ensure that the crippled and disabled poor in Rural India would have access to medical services wherever they may be.

The Lifeline Express has been operating in India since its Launch in July 1991. The train, which is the flagship of Impact India Foundation, in partnership with the Indian Railways, has medically served more than 1,000,000 poor in rural India, restoring sight, movement, hearing and correction of cleft lips with dental and neurological treatment and more, completely free of cost.

The internationally acclaimed Lifeline Express has become a model for transfer of appropriate technology to other countries to set up similar projects in China, Central Africa and river boat hospitals in Bangladesh and Cambodia. The facilities on board include operating theatres, dental and eye units, laboratories and X-ray rooms.