Vid’s Pankaj Uke is GM (Ops) in Bullet Train project

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Sep 2017 09:26:41


Staff Reporter,

Pankaj Uke, a native of Amravati district in Vidarbha and an officer of IRTS cadre, has been appointed as General Manager (Operations) in the office of the National High Speed Railway Corporation, which has been given the mandate of commissioning India’s first Bullet Train. The Bullet Train will run from Mumbai to Ahmedabad.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japan counterpart Shinzo Abe had laid the foundation of the project at Sabarmati in Ahmedabad on September 14.

Uke is an Engineering graduate from Government College of Engineering, Amravati. He appeared for Civil Service examination of UPSC in 1998 and succeeded in getting Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) cadre.

Uke took over the charge of General Manager (Operations) in the month of August 2017. He has taken a short duration training in Japan for the project.
Prior to this assignment, Uke worked as Senior Divisional Commercial Manager at Mumbai Central Railway and also held various responsible Operations and Commercial postings at Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Mumbai in Western Railway.