Mr.Ashwani Lohani, a Mechanical Engineer of the Indian Railway Service has
been appointed as Chairman, Railway Board (Ministry of Railways) and ex-officio
Principal Secretary to Government of India in the place of Mr A.K.Mital. Mr
Mittal quit office last week following spate of railway accidents in Uttar
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu's resignation has been kept pending with the
Prime Minister's Office.
Mr Lohani assumed charge of his new assignment on August 24th. Prior to this assignment, he was serving as
Chairman and Managing Director, Air India.
After assuming charge, Mr Lohani held a high level meeting with the Railway
Board Members. Later, he also addressed the officers and the staff of Railway
Mri Lohani has worked in various capacities in Ministry of Railways, Union
Ministry of Tourism and in Government of Madhya Pradesh. Within the railways he has worked at the
South Central, Eastern and Northern Railways besides the Diesel Locomotive
Works at Varanasi and the Integral Coach Factory, at Chennai.
He has worked as the Chief Administrative Officer of the Indian Railway
Organization for Alternate Fuels (IROAF), Chief Mechanical Engineer, Northern
Railway, Divisional Railway Manager of Delhi Division, Director, National Rail
Museum, New Delhi, Director in the Ministry of Tourism Government of India, CMD
of India Tourism Development Corporation, MD of Madhya Pradesh Tourism and in
many other important assignments in Railways.