Tirupati: South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav has been appointed as Chairman, Railway Board and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Govt. of India.
VK Yadav appointed Railway Board Chairman
The appointments committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment on Monday after the superannuation of the present Chairman Ashwani Lohani. Vinod Kumar Yadav belongs to the 1980 batch of Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE).
During his tenure as GM, SCR witnessed creditable performance and recorded its best ever financial performance in the fiscal 2017-18, grossing Rs.13673 Cr of originating earnings.
SCR was the recipient of the highest number of six performance efficiency shields in various disciplines amongst all zones during the year 2017-18, thereby earning recognition with the highest honour, His tenure also marked the achievement of SCR becoming the first zone on Indian Railways to complete 100 percent LED lighting of its railway stations, service buildings and Residential Quarters.
The Zone has also achieved the record for 100 percent elimination of unmanned railway level crossings (UMLC) by removing a record 269 UMLCs in the last two years.