CR gets a new general manager

Anil Kumar Lahoti has taken over as the new general manager of Central Railway (CR). Prior to joining as GM, he was a chief administrative officer (construction), Northern Railway. He is a 1984 batch Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE) officer with a Master of Engineering (structures) from IIT Roorkee.

“Lahoti joined the Central Railway and worked in various capacities over Nagpur, Jabalpur and Bhusaval divisions and at CR headquarters from 1988 to 2001. 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 as principal chief engineer of North Central Railway.

“He has played a key role in planning for the development of New Delhi station as a world-class station including commercial development of land and air space and development of Public-Private Partnership model,” said CR chief spokesperson Shivaji Sutar.

“He has also planned and constructed a new directional terminal in Delhi at Anand Vihar to decongest Delhi and development of the iconic second entry to New Delhi station,” he added.

He has executed several infrastructural projects of new lines, doubling and yard remodelling. He has travelled to the USA, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Hongkong, Japan, China on various official assignments.