Shri Anil Kumar Gupta, a senior officer of the 1980 batch of Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) has taken over the charge as General Manager of Western Railway on Tuesday, 9th May, 2017.
He completed his graduation (B.E) in Electrical Engineering from Motilal Nehru Regional College of Engineering, Allahabad now (MNNIT). He started his career on Indian Railways in 1982 and in over three decades of service, has held several important assignments on various Zones including on Eastern Railway, Western Railway, Central Railway, West Central Railway, North Central Railway and Research Designs & Standards Organization (RDSO). Commencing his service as Assistant Electrical Engineer at Burdwan, Eastern Railway in 1984, Shri Gupta has went on to serve in several important posts during his career till present. Amongst the assignments he has held are - Chief Workshop Manager, Dahod, Western Railway; Chief Electrical Engineer, Planning, Western Railway; Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Bhopal Division, West Central Railway; Divisional Railway Manager, Jabalpur Division, West Central Railway; Chief Electrical Engineer, North Central Railway; Chief Safety Officer, Eastern Railway and Chief Electrical Engineer, Eastern Railway. Prior to his new posting, Shri Gupta served as Additional General Manager, South Central Railway. During the course of his tenure, Shri Gupta also served two stints in RDSO, Lucknow, including as Executive Director/RDSO. He is associated with the trial of WAP (Broad Gauge AC Electric Locomotive for Passenger trains) class Locomotives at 180 Kmph, development of dual voltage AC/DC Locomotives, development of 3 Phase AC EMU’s for Mumbai Suburban System and new Rolling Stock for Kolkata Metro. As Chief Workshop Manager, Dahod, he was involved in augmenting the Mid-Life Rehabilitation facilities for Electric Locomotives. He has keen interest in development of railway technology indigenously. Shri Gupta has travelled widely abroad for training and study programs including to United Kingdom, Germany, China, France & Switzerland.