(Shri Rajesh Agrawal with Mrs. Mamta Shah)
New Delhi, India (Urban Transport News): Shri Rajesh Agrawal, a 1980 batch officer of Indian Railways Services of Mechanical Engineering (IRSME) superannuated from the post of Member (Rolling Stock), Railway Board, and ex-Officio Secretary to the Government of India in February 2020, has today on-boards Editorial Advisory Board of Urban Transport News publications i.e. Urban Transport Infrastructure Journal and Metro Rail Today Journal. He will contribute his expertise to Urban Transport News as an Honorary Member.
Before superannuating at Apex grade, Shri Agrawal was General Manager of Modern Coach Factory, Raebareli. He has vast experience in turnaround management, Operation, Manufacturing, Logistics, Engineering & Public Administration. He served as UNESCO/ICOMOS expert in World-Heritage, Environment, Tourism, Culture, Museum, Conservation, Sustainable Development, Stakeholder-Frameworks, Community. Shri Agrawal’s academic qualifications include three Engineering Degrees viz Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering.
During the course of his long illustrious career, Shri Agrawal held several important executive and managerial positions on Indian Railways. Shri Agrawal has served in 8 Zonal Railways i.e. Eastern Railway, North Frontier, North Western, South Eastern, South East Central, Southern, Western & West Central Railway. He also served in Railway Board, Modern Coach Factory & CRIS. Shri Agrawal also served as Director, National Rail Museum, Divisional Railway Manager, Southern Railway, Deputy General Manager & Chief Vigilance Officer, North Frontier Railway, Chief Mechanical Engineer, West Central Railway etc.
Welcoming his decision to onboard our Editorial Advisory Board, Mrs. Mamta Shah, Managing Editor at Urban Transport News, said:
We are so excited about having you on our Editorial Advisory Board. Your expertise in Railway Industry will be a great addition to our publications. We look forward to working with you. Welcome aboard!
Shri Agrawal authored an elaborate book on Railway's world heritage sites, titled "All Indian Railways World Heritage Sites Inscriptions" i.e. Darjeeling Himalayan Railways, Nilgiri Mountain Railways, Kalka Shimla Railways & Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Shri Agrawal underwent several training programmes in India and Abroad. He has been decorated with many awards like Gold Medals in IE (India)’81, NAIR’85, GM’95, Hindi-Board’s Award’88, UNESCO Best Project ’07 Barker Robbins Prize etc.
At present, Shri Agrawal is offering his services as a Corporate Consultant to the Railway Industry.