NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) has appointed 1982 Batch IRSE officer (Retired) Satish Agnihotri as the new Managing Director on 1st July 2021. Previously, he had worked as Chairman & Managing Director, Rail Vikas Nigam Limited (RVNL), a schedule ‘A’ CPSE under the Ministry of Railways for close to 9 years.
As per NHSRCL, he also held the position of Chairman, High Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (HSRC), a fully owned subsidiary of RVNL since its inception in July 2012 till August 2018. HSRC was the Indian-side counterpart agency for carrying out various high-speed studies which were undertaken on Government-to-Government basis with China, Spain etc. and completed feasibility studies of 5 high speed rail corridors.
During his tenure as CMD of RVNL, RVNL completed 7000 km of project length including 3000 km doubling/3rd line, 880 km conversion of metre gauge track to broad gauge, 3000 km railway electrification, 85 km new line, 6 factories and many important bridges. A 7 km long tunnel was also completed in a record time of 25 months in a new line project in Andhra Pradesh.
According to NHSRCL Spokesperson Sushma Gaur, Satish Agnihotri comes with more than 19 years of experience in the implementation of mega rail infrastructure projects. He has taken charge from Achal Khare who was the first Managing Director of NHSRCL. He was appointed on 18th April 2017 and retired on Wednesday.
NHSRCL said on Twitter that as we bid farewell to our first Managing Director Achal Khare, on his superannuation, NHSRCL family takes this opportunity to thank him for his inspiring leadership and trailblazing spirit towards the dream of India’s first high-speed rail corridor.