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Anil Kumar Lahoti Takes Charge As Chairman & CEO Of Railway Board

Lahoti is credited with several significant and record making initiatives by the Indian Railways. Prior to this, he worked as Member (Infrastructure), Railway Board

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Anil Kumar Lahoti is credited with several significant and record making initiatives by the Railways

Anil Kumar Lahoti has taken over the charge of new Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Railway Board, Ministry of Railways. The appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Lahoti as Chairman & CEO of Railway Board. Prior to this, Lahoti has worked as Member (Infrastructure) in the Railway Board.

A 1984 Batch IRSE (Indian Railway Service of Engineers) Officer, Lahoti has been empanelled in the first panel of Indian Railways Management Service for Level-17. He is a graduate in Civil Engineering with Gold Medal from Madhav Institute of Technology and Science, Gwalior and did his Master of Engineering (Structures) from University of Roorkee (IIT, Roorkee). In a career spanning over 36 years in railways, he has worked in various capacities over Central, Northern, North Central, Western and West Central Railways and in Railway Board.

Lahoti has earlier served as the General Manager of Central Railway. During his stint as the GM, he is known for achieving highest ever freight and parcel traffic in terms of tonnage carried and revenue earned including running of the highest number of Kissan Rails.

The feathers in his cap also include record improvement in revenue by non-fare opportunities, sale of scrap and extensive ticket checking drives. During his tenure, Central Railway recorded a quantum jump in execution and commissioning of infrastructure projects and commissioned the long-awaited 5th & 6th line between Diva and Thane in Mumbai.

As the Divisional Railway Manager for Northern Railway in Lucknow, he took several initiatives to improve freight movement on the Lucknow-Varanasi-DDU route as an alternative to the congested Ghaziabad-Prayagraj-DDU route.

As the Chief Administrative Officer (Construction) and Chief Engineer (Construction) in Northern Railway, he executed a large number of infrastructure projects of New Lines, Doubling and multi-tracking of track, yard remodelling, important bridges, station construction, etc. He was also closely associated with planning for redevelopment of New Delhi station as a World Class station including commercial development of land and air space.

Lahoti has taken training in Strategic Management and Leadership programs at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA; Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy; and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He has carried out studies of development of stations in Hong Kong, Japan, UK, Germany and Switzerland including commercial development on railway land. He has also visited several countries in connection with developments in track technology and track maintenance machines.