KOCHI (Metro Rail News): In a recent order, the Government of Kerala assigned Shri Loknath Behra (IPS Batch 1985) as the new Managing Director (MD) of Kochi Metro Rail Ltd. (KMRL). The decision to appoint Behra, a retired IPS officer, at the post of MD was taken during a cabinet meeting held on 17th August 2021. He will have the charge for three years.
Behra has taken over the post on 18th August 2021 from the outgoing MD Shri K.R Jyothilal, Principal Secretary to the Government of Kerala. Jyothilal was holding the charge of MD, Kochi Metro in additional capacity.
Loknath Behra commenced his bureaucratic career in the state police from the Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) post. He has also served our country in various positions, including Superintendent of Police (SP) and Deputy Inspector General (DIG) in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Commissioner of Police in Kochi and Deputy Commissioner of Police in Thiruvananthapuram.
In 2009, he had also served in National Investigation Agency (NIA) and was one of the founder members of the agency. Behra also received a President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2009. On 30th June 2021, Behra retired from the police service.