SunstarTV Bureau: Suneet Sharma has appointed as new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Indian Railway Board (Ministry of Railway) and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India, on Friday.
The Ministry of Railways said the appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Suneet Sharma as Chairman and CEO of Railway Board. Prior to this, Suneet Sharma worked as General Manager in Eastern Railway.
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) January 1, 2021
Suneet Sharma had joined the Indian Railways in 1979 as a Special Class Apprentice while he was studying engineering at IIT Kanpur.
With 40 years of experience, he was the Chief Workshop Manager at Parel workshop in Mumbai.
The ministry said in a statement, “During the 2006 Mumbai suburban train blasts, he was part of the team which put the suburban network on track within a few hours after the terror attack.”