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Public Relations

Public Relations department disseminates the public policy and information about railways to people in general and mass media is particular. Various activities are under taken by PR department to reach the public. These include press releases, press conferences, books, banners, posters, photos, advertisements, Audio Visual publicity, Cinema slides, Heritage gallery, sms campaigns, websites etc.


Indian Railways have a defined Public Relations set up at Railway Board level as well as Zonal level.


Functions of PR Dept


1.Dissemination of timely and accurate information about Railways to public

2.Preparation & issue of Press Releases, News features & Special articles to various newspapers regarding regular activities and achievements of Western Railway in various fields.

3.Release of information on social awareness issues through advertisements, radio jingles, etc

4.Event Management Holding various functions, celebration events, etc.

5.Exhibition : Holding Exhibitions showcasing the railways on different occasions.

6.Heritage archiving and preservation

7.Management of Western Railway website

8.Publications : PR department also undertakes conceptualization, designing printing of various publications such as In-house magazines, Brochures, Books etc.

9.Release of Tender Advts received from various departments to DAVP approved publications as per Railway Board’s directives.


 Contact details of PR officials:



Tele No

Duties & Responsibilities

Sumit Thakur



CPRO is the Media Manager of Western Railway and over all in charge of Public Relations Department.

Gajanan Mahatpurkar



He Liaisons with Press & Electronic Media & News Agencies. He prepares & issues Press Releases, News Features and other background material for various projects, events, functions etc. He arranges dissemination of timely & accurate rail related and passenger friendly information to public through various media. He gets prepared and releases information on social awareness issues as well as public utility information such as new trains, special trains etc through display advertisements He publishes Raildarpan magazine

C.N.K. David



He is responsible for interacting with electronic media. Interacts with News Channels and other form electronic media on regular basis.He handles the alternative media to create awareness on social and rail related issues through radio spots, quickies, sms campaigns etc




He mainly ensures the work of release of tender advts to various DAVP approved dailies as per Railway Board’s policy. He also ensures various arrangements & procedure to organise exhibitions inhouse magazine of W.Rly. as Sr. Executive Editor. He is the APIO of the Public Relations Department under the "Right to Information Act, 2005". He also ensures publicity of W.Rly. He is also involved in Heritage archiving & preservation

Sunil Singh



He is responsible for the administration of Public Relations Office staff at HQ. He coordinates for the maintenance of framework of WR public website . In charge designing & printing of books, brochures, posters, stickers, banners etc.

Pradeep Sharma

PRO/ Ahmedabad


He manages the media for Ahmedabad,  Rajkot and Bhavnagar Divisions.He is keeping liaison with Press, Agencies, Television & All India Radio.

J K Jayant

Sr PRO/Indore


He manages the media for Ratlam Division. He is keeping liaison with Press, Agencies, Television & All India Radio.

Khemraj Meena


He manages the media for Vadodara Division & Surat area. He liaisons with Press, Agencies, Television & All India Radio.

Public Relations Manual

Table of Precedence

Source : Western Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 11-06-2021  

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