KOLKATA (Metro Rail News): Shri Arun Arora has taken over the charge of the general manager of Kolkata Metro Railway on 1st March 2022. He is a senior officer of the Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers of the 1986 batch. After assuming the charge, he held a high-level meeting with senior officials at Metro Rail Bhavan. In the meeting, he discussed the future plans and stressed on speedy and timely completion of all work.
Shri Arora is an outstanding officer who passed out from IRIMEE/Jamalpur as the topper of SCRA 81 batch bagging Roll of Honour. He has done an MBA from the University of Queensland (Australia) and secured commendation for achieving a grade point average of 6.2/7. Shri Arora achieved high All India Ranks in various prestigious competitive examinations conducted in India such as Joint Entrance Examination for IIT- AIR 195, entrance examination to Roorkee Engineering College.
Prior to this appointment he was the General Manager for Eastern Railways and was an Additional Member of the Railway Board. During his 36 years of an illustrious career in Indian Railways, he has worked as Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Northern Railway, Divisional Railway Manager, New Delhi, Deputy Secretary/Ministry of Steel & Mines, Chief Spokesman and Chief Communication Officer, Northern Railway etc.
Shri Arora has made several contributions in various system improvements at the workplace and got National Awards in the year 1996 & 2005 for outstanding contribution in Railway working.