Ashwani Lohani Appointed As New Chairman Of Railway Board

24 August, 2017, 02:23 | Author: Celia Hoffman
  • After Mittal Quit, Ashwani Lohani Appointed As New Chairman Of The Railway Board

Accepting the resignation of Railway Board Chairman Ashok Kumar Mittal, the government on Wednesday appointed Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani as the new head of the board.

Suresh Prabhu in a tweet said that he took the moral responsibility of the train accidents in the meeting with PM Modi.

However, the resignation of Suresh Prabhu is still not accepted by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi keeping it on wait for the time being.

He was handpicked for the Air India top job reportedly by the Prime Minister and was the first choice to replace Mr Mittal. Even as the railways cracked down on errant officials and staff, the Kaifiyat Express derailed in Auraiya district on Wednesday injuring 74 people.

It was one of the rare instances when action has been taken against a Railway Board Member, who is a Secretary-level officer, for a train accident.

"I am extremely pained by the unfortunate accidents, injuries to passengers and loss of precious lives", he added.

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Lohani hs earlier served as Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Delhi Division; Director, National Rail Museum; and Chief Administrative Officer, Rail Alternate Fuel. He successfully piloted the nomination of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway as a UNESCO world heritage site.

He also set a Guinness World Record in 1998 for running the oldest working steam locomotive in the world.

A qualified mechanical engineer, who also has degrees in electrical, metallurgical and electronics and telecommunication streams, Lohani is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Had he continued serving at the position, he would have been the longest serving Railway Board Chairman given that his tenure was extended for two years in July. Mittal was facing flak after the Utkal Express derailment in Muzaffarnagar on Saturday.

Two days before he retired in 2016, Mital, said to be close to Prabhu, was given a two-year extension.

Currently, the board has 10 members excluding Lohani.

"Will not allow laxity in operations by the Board".

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