29 Dec : Shri Vivek Sahai, General Manager, Northern Railway took over as Member Traffic Railway Board and Ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India on 28th Dec. 2009. He succeeds Mr. Shri Prakash, who has taken over as Chairman, Standing High Power Committte on Infrastructure Planning, Business Development and Project in the Ministry of Railways. Shri Vivek Sahai will continue to look after the duties of post of General Manager Northern Railway in addition to his own for a period of three months or until further orders.
Shri Sahai, an IRTS Officer of 1973 batch, has held several key posts on Indian Railways, such as General Manager, Northern Railway, General Manager North Central Railway, Addl Member Traffic, Railway Board, Chief Operations Manager, Western Railway, Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai, Central Railway, Chief Freight Transportation Manager, Western Railway, Executive Director, Railway Board, New Delhi, Chief Operations Manager, Konkan Railway Corporation Limited. He also has extensive experience in suburban train operations in Mumbai, having worked as Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai Division of Central Railway and Addl. General Manager, Western Railway where he also handled the aftermath of serial bomb blasts.
Shri Sahai holds a post graduate degree in Science (Physics) from Allahabad University. He has been trained in US Rail Roads & SNCF(French Railways) under UNDP Project in the year 1989. He was also part of an Indian delegation which was sent to study the privatization of British Railways in 1996. He has also participated in advanced leadership programme held at Stern Business School, New York, USA in 2007.