Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Vivek Sahai takes over as Member, Traffic in Railway Board

VIVEK Sahai, General Manager, Northern Railway took over as Member Traffic in Railway Board on Tuesday. He would be an ex-officio secretary to the government of India. He succeeds Shri Prakash, who has taken over as Chairman, Standing High Power Committte on Infrastructure Planning, Business Development and Project in the ministry of railways, a railway release said. Mr Sahai will continue to look after the duties of post of General Manager in Northern Railway in addition to his own for a period of three months or until further orders.
Mr Sahai, an IRTS officer of 1973 batch, has held several key posts including General Manager, Northern Railway, General Manager North Central Railway, Additional Member Traffic, Railway Board, Chief Operations Manager, Western Railway, Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai, Central Railway, Chief Freight Transportation Manager, Western Railway, Executive Director, Railway Board, New Delhi, Chief Operations Manager, Konkan Railway Corporation Limited. He also has extensive experience in suburban train operations in Mumbai where he had worked as Divisional Railway Manager in Mumbai Division of Central Railway. During his stint as additional General Manager in Western Railway, he also handled the aftermath of serial bomb blasts.
A post graduate degree in physics from Allahabad University, Mr Sahai was trained in US Rail Roads and SNCF (French Railways) under UNDP Project in 1989. He was also part of an Indian delegation which was sent to study the privatization of British Railways in 1996. He also participated in advanced leadership programme held at Stern Business School, New York, USA in 2007.
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1 comment:

  1. Vivek Sahai is a dynamic officer. However, much of his success will depend on freedom he gets under the much entangled decision making system of Raiways which is notorious for catering to departmental considerations rather than well being of Railways as a lifeline of India's economy and social fabric.