New Delhi, India (Metro Rail Today): The Ministry of Railway has appointed present General Manager of East Coast Railway Roop Narayan Sunkar as new Member (Infrastructure), Railway Board vice Anil Kumar Lahoti with effect from 25th January 2023.
Sunkar is an officer of Indian Railway Service of Engineering (IRSE) of 1985 batch has assumed the charge of Member (Infrastructure), Railway Board on 25th January 2023.
He was recently promoted as General Manager of East Coast Railway (ECoR). Prior to this, Sunkar was working as chief administrative officer (Construction) of South East Central Railway (SECR) at Bilaspur. He also worked as chief project director (CPD)/bridge work in West Central Railway, divisional railway manager (DRM)/Ratlam, chief bridge engineer in North Central Railway and West Central Railway, chief engineer (construction) at Bilaspur.
After completing his engineering graduation from Barkatullah University, Bhopal, Sunkar joined Indian Railways in 1985. He has vast experience in construction projects and commissioning. During 2020-21, 228 km of railway projects were commissioned that included new line and doubling and third line, which is the highest progress amongst all zonal railways of Indian Railways.
Sunkar has completed his LLB from Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur in 2005, Post Graduate Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development and also having a Post Graduate Diploma in Disaster Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University, Delhi.