Prabhas Dansana, a 1989 batch IRTS officer from Odisha, assumed the charge of Principal Chief Operations Manager in South Eastern Railway yesterday (Tuesday, 28th July 2020).
Dansana, who was the Divisional Railway Manager at Sealdah Division of Eastern Railway prior to the new appointment, had joined Indian Railways in 1991. He started his career as Assistant Commercial Manager, Chakradharpur Division, South Eastern Railway in 1993.
He has acquired vast knowledge and experience in train operations during entire tenure of his service in various capacities such as Sr. Divisional Safety Officer, Chakradharpur; Sr. Divisional Operations Manager, Nagpur & Waltair and Dy. Chief Operations Manager (Freight), Bhubaneswar etc.
Dansana was in a deputation to Container Corporation of India Ltd (CONCOR) for four years from 2007 to 2011. Apart from this, he was Chief Traffic Manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata; Chief Freight Transportation Manager, South Eastern Railway, and Executive Director (TTS), Railway Board, New Delhi.
During his tenure in Metro Railway, Kolkata, he took initiatives for commissioning of Automatic Fare Collection System with a view to provide better services to the commuters. As Divisional Railway Manager, Sealdah, he had developed the suburban services with a lot of innovation and the punctuality of suburban trains had also been substantially improved.
Dansana has undergone various training programmes in national as well as international levels. His colleagues describe him as soft-spoken, amicable and one who has a keen interest in sports and social welfare activities.