New General Manager of Kolkata Metro Railway takes charge

KOLKATA: Vishwesh Chaubey, Principal Chief Engineer, South Eastern Railway has taken over as  General Manager, Metro Railway, Kolkata from today i.e. on 09.05.2017. He is an IRSE officer of 1980 batch. He is B. Tech (Civil) from Institute of Technology, BHU and M.Tech. (Structures) from IIT, Delhi.

While working as DRM/Firozpur, he carried out various works in Firozpur Division, including traffic facility and doubling works requiring non-interlocked working during construction stage at 33 stations.  He also successfully handled various Kisan Agitations in Punjab and agitation of 2010 in Kashmir valley.

As Chief Engineer/Construction on Western Railway, he commissioned more than 500 kilometres of newly constructed Railway track on Western Railway. Various innovative projects of infrastructure development have been executed by him. The first project in Western Railway on Build Operate Transfer (BOT) basis, i.e. Viramgam-Mehsana Gauge Conversion project was conceptualized and awarded by him.

He was also closely associated with Surendranagar-Pipavav Railway Line Project, another project on PPP basis executed by Joint Venture Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).

The career of Vishwesh had grown as detailed below:

Principal Chief Enginneer, South Eastern Railway (August 2016 – May 2017) Kolkata
Heading Civil Engineering Organisation

Director, IRICEN March 2014 – August 2016 (2 years 6 months)
Heading an Institute Imparting Civil Engineering Training to Government and Private Sector related mainly to Rail Transport and allied areas.

Chief Track Engineer, Northern Railway May 2012 – December 2013 (1 year 8 months) New Delhi, India
Heading Track Upkeep of Northern Railway, New Delhi

DRM Firozpur, Northern Railway, November 2009 – May 2012 (2 years 7 months)
Head of Multidisciplinary Railway Transpotation Team.

Executive Director, Railway Board, September 2006 – November 2009 (3 years 3 months)
Looked after and helped in laying policies for Rail road upkeep.

Director (Projects), Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd, September 2003 – September 2006 (3 years 1 month) New Delhi, India
Head of Multidisciplinary Railway EngineersTeam.Started the Schedule A company. Turnover in first year upwards of Rs 300 crore.

Chief Project Manager August 2000 – August 2003 (3 years 1 month) Ahmedabad Area, India
Head of Multidisciplinary Railway Team ,responsible for construction of Railway Line under PPP/Railway funds. Constructed about 1000 km of line in three years.