Kolkata Metro Gets New General Manager


Kolkata: MC Chauhan, a officer of the Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers, has taken over as the new general manager of Kolkata’s Metro Railway.  He was adviser to the Railway Board for railway electrification.

Chauhan has varied experience of working in Indian Railways in varied capacities including the divisional railway manager for Mumbai from 2009 to 2011. During this period, 167 new suburban services were introduced in Mumbai and the sixth line was commissioned between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) and Thane railway stations.

Apart from this, the officer has served as executive director for railway electrification and director power supply in the Railway Board.  He has received trainings in computerised freight operations information system in Canada, rolling stock modernisation in Japan, and 3-Phase EMU in Germany.

On reporting to his new responsibility at Metro Bhavan at Park Street  Tuesday evening, Chauhan held a meeting with all the principal heads of departments and senior officers taking stock of the overall functioning of Metro Railway and the status of the on-going expansion projects.