Shri Subodh Jain took over today i.e. 12th April 2013 as new Member Engineering, Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to Government of India. Prior to this new posting, he served as General Manager, Central Railway (CR), Mumbai, from 9th November 2011 to 11th April 2013. During his tenure as General Manager, Central Railway, innovative works like introducing 15-Car suburban services, pioneering the first private freight terminal on Indian Railways, introducing shuttle services between Matheran and Aman Lodge and implementing the novel concept of single line mega block for asset maintenance in a double line sector on a major trunk route, were completed.
An officer of the 1975 batch of Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), Shri Jain is a Graduate in Civil Engineering from University of Roorkee (now IIT Roorkie). During his long professional career, Shri Jain has worked on Indian Railways as well as with BHEL, Jhansi and Engineers India Ltd, Vadodara, IRCON International Ltd. on Railways, his challenging assignments include Executive Director Delhi Metro, Divisional Railway Manager, Bhopal, Principal Chief Engineer, Central Railway and Chief Administrative Officer (Construction), East Central Railway & Western Railway. He has extensive international exposure by way of international assignments through IRCON International Ltd, various technical training programmes and seminars and conferences. He has published and presented a large number of technical papers in various international conferences in Indian and abroad.
Shri Subodh Jain has been a guest lecturer at Indian Railway Institute of Civil Engineering (IRICEN), Pune and Railway Staff College Vadodara. He has won international patent for one of his innovations and has also received the best innovation award for the year 2006-07 by Railway Board. He has also been awarded “The Engineer of the Year 2009” by CBR International.
As Chief Administrative Officer, Western Railway, he has been responsible for successful execution of new station building at Borivali East, extension and renovation of iconic station at Churchgate and further development of Dadar and Bandra Terminus.