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Rajiv Agrawal

A Bachelor in Electrical engineering from University of Roorkee, he has long experience in Electric Locos/EMUs Maintenance and Operations as well as in Traction Supply Installations. He has worked as Chief Electric Loco engineer on Central, East-Central and Western Railways. He was instrumental in setting up 3-phase Loco maintenance-facilities on Western Railways and ensured smooth change-over from 1500 V DC traction to 25kV AC traction on Western Railways. He was awarded with Railway Minister’s Award for meritorious service in EMU Maintenance and Operations on Mumbai Suburban railways. As Chief Electrical Engineer on Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation, he ensured Tender Document Preparation, Bids Evaluation and Contract Placement for DC-AC GTO Based EMU Rolling Stock for Mumbai Suburban Railways and finalized no. of Rolling Stock Maintenance related Consultancies Projects under World Bank supervision.

He has undergone Rolling-stock Maintenance Management Course on Japanese Railways, World Bank Procurement Procedures Course at Administrative Staff College of India/Hyderabad and Executive Management Course at NITIE/Mumbai. He was a Senior Professor of Electrical Engineering at Indian Railways’ National Academy (NAIR). At present he is holding the post of Divisional Railway Manager on 95 million-ton Chakradharpur Division of South-Eastern Railways which was awarded with Overall Efficiency Shield during Railway Week 2014.

Case for compulsory periodic ‘Psychometric Testing’ of loco running staff

By on September 27, 2014
Case for compulsory periodic ‘Psychometric Testing’ of loco running staff

Indian Railways is today at cross roads. Existing infrastructure is heavily loaded and is intensively used which has resulted in reduced safety margins. As fully qualified train drivers, Locomotive Running Staff are required to drive trains in a safe and economical manner in accordance with specified rules. Locomotive Running staff, i.e. Loco Pilots and ALPS, are thus […]

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Saga of Traction for Iron Ore Transportation on SE Railway

By on September 10, 2014
Saga of Traction for Iron Ore Transportation on SE Railway

Iron ore mines of Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway have been feeding all the major Steel Plants of India starting from TATA Steel (in 1920s) and Burnpur Steel Plant of IISCO (now Steel Authority of India Limited).  Iron ore coming out of the bowels of the earth of Chakradharpur division is an invaluable commodity and has contributed its might towards […]

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Push-Pull Freight Trains – A Landmark Innovation In Rail Operations On Chakradharpur Division Of S.E.Railway

By on September 10, 2014

TATA Steel has expanded its capacity from 6.8 mtpa of steel to 10 mtpa.  This was targeted to be in place by 31st March’13.  Consequent upon this expansion, iron ore requirement of TATA Steel has gone upto 17 mtpa which is equivalent to 13 trains per day as against the present requirement of 9.6 trains […]

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Movement of BOBRN Rakes Via UP Saranda Tunnel – Innovative Achievement On CKP Division of S E Railways

By on September 10, 2014
Movement of BOBRN Rakes Via UP Saranda Tunnel – Innovative Achievement On CKP Division of S E Railways

A landmark achievement has been added to the saga of successful operational improvements on Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railways recently. Chakradharpur division is a critically important division from Railway operations point of view with 750 RKM of track, out of which 268 RKM consists of Tatanagar-Jharsuguda section which is a part of Howrah-Mumbai trunk […]

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