Anil Kumar Lahoti to be the next railway board chairman and CEO from January 1

He has been working as a member of the Infrastructure Committee of the Indian Railway Board. He will start his work as a chairman on January 1 2023.

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Anil Kumar Lahoti to be the next railway board chairman and CEO from January 1
Anil Kumar Lahoti to be the next railway board chairman and CEO from January 1
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NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Anil Kumar Lahoti has been appointed as the Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board. He has been working as a member of the Infrastructure Committee of the Indian Railway Board. He will start his work as a chairman on January 1 2023.

Shri Anil Kumar Lahoti took over as General Manager of Central Railway on July 30 2021. Before joining as General Manager, he was Chief Administrative Officer (Construction) at Northern Railway. He is a 1984 batch Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) officer with a Master of Engineering (Structures) from IIT Roorkee (erstwhile University of Roorkee)
Shri Anil Kumar Lahoti has varied experience in Railways. He joined the Central Railway and worked in various capacities over Nagpur, Jabalpur (Now on West Central Railway), Bhusaval divisions, and Central Railway headquarters from 1988 to 2001. He has also worked as Officer on Special Duty to Member Engineering, Railway Board, Chief Engineer (Construction), Northern Railway, Executive Director (Track Machines), Railway Board and Principal Chief Engineer of North Central Railway.

He has played a vital role in planning for developing New Delhi station as a world-class station, including the commercial development of land and air space and the development of the Public Private Partnership model. He has also planned and constructed a new directional terminal in Delhi at Anand Vihar to decongest Delhi and development of the iconic second entry to New Delhi station. As a Chief Administrative Officer (Construction), Chief Engineer (Construction), he has executed several infrastructural projects of new lines, doubling, yard remodelling & essential bridges.

He was also part of the team in formulating policy on safety, maintenance, rehabilitation and upgradation of permanent way, as policy on the operation of higher axle loads and higher speeds on track as Executive Director Civil Engineering (Planning), Railway Board. As a member of the committee on Track Maintenance Criteria, he was instrumental in developing an objective policy on objective maintenance criteria based on electronic track measurements to make the track maintenance regime efficient and effective. He has extensively worked in the mechanisation and automation of track maintenance and was instrumental in laying a comprehensive Master Plan for the complete mechanisation of track maintenance on Indian Railways. As Divisional Railway Manager, Lucknow, he dealt with several challenges related to passenger and freight operations and infrastructure upgradation in Lucknow Division.
He has training in Strategic Management Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, the Executive Leadership Programme from the Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy, an Advanced Leadership and Strategic Management Programme from Carnegie Mellon University, USA and Contactless Track Recording in the USA. On official assignments, he has travelled to the USA, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Hongkong, Japan, and China.

 

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