Former GM of Central Railway Anil Kumar Lahoti appointed as Chairman of Railway Board

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Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Railway Board

Anil Kumar Lahoti has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Railway Board on 26th December. 

Important facts

  • Lahoti, former general manager of Central Railway, was appointed as member (infrastructure) of the board a week ago, and will take over the chairmanship from Vinay Kumar Tripathi on January 1, 2023.

  • 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). 

  • He joined Central Railway and worked in various positions from 1988 to 2001 in Nagpur, Jabalpur (now in West Central Railway), Bhusaval Division and Central Railway Headquarters.

  • 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.

  • Lahoti was appointed as the General Manager of Central Railway in July 2021, prior to which he held several key positions in Zonal Railways and Railway Board in Delhi.

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