Shri Arun Arora has taken over the charge of the post of General Manager, Eastern Railway on 30.07.2021. Prior to this Arora was posted as an additional member at the Railway Board in charge of environment and mechanical engineering segments since October 2020.
A 1984-batch IRSME (Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineering) batch official, Arora has over the years held posts such as divisional railway manager of Delhi, principal chief mechanical engineer of the Northern Railway, the largest railway zone, and deputy secretary in the Union Ministry of Steel and Mines.
He has succeeded Manoj Joshi,” said an official of Eastern Railway. Arora is an alumnus of Premier institutions – IIT Delhi, SCRA and University of Queensland. He holds Bachelor’s degrees in Mechanical and Production Engineering and has done MBA from University of Queensland, Australia. He has been honoured twice with National Railway Award for outstanding contribution to railway working, which is a rare honour as normally it is awarded only once during the entire career.
Amid the Covid pandemic in 2020, Arora, then principal chief mechanical engineer of Northern Railway, led the challenge to design coaches meant for quarantine facilities.