Anshul Gupta, an officer of the Indian Railway Service (IRS) of Signal Engineers, joined as the new General Manager of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on Monday.

Gupta is an IRS officer of 1984 batch.

He took charge as the new NFR General Manager following approval of the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet.

Prior to his new assignment, Gupta was working as the Additional Member (Signal) of the Railway Board, New Delhi.

Earlier, he also worked as the Additional General Manager of West Central Railway, Jabalpur and Principal Executive Director (Signal), Railway Board.

He also served as the Divisional Railway Manager of Delhi Division of Northern Railway, Adra Division of South Eastern Railway and also looked after the charge of the Divisional Railway Manager of Ranchi Division of South Eastern Railway.

Gupta has a successful career both in education and service life.

He completed Masters of Engineering in Computer and Information Sciences with specialization in Artificial Intelligence from Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore.

After joining Indian Railways, he has worked in various capacities including operations and maintenance of Railways Signal & Telecom systems, undertaking of projects of modernisation of signalling and telecom systems.

He also worked in vendor and product development in the field of Railway signalling and telecommunication systems, quality inspections for the material manufactured for Railways requirement.

Gupta has been instrumental in the development of suitable policies for the introduction and absorption of modern signalling systems in Indian Railways, especially indigenously developed TCAS (Train Collision Avoidance System).

He has also worked as Group General Manager / Marketing in RailTel and was instrumental in bringing high visibility and profitable projects of National Knowledge Network and NOFN (National Optic Fibre Network) to RailTel.

These projects were to improve Broadband penetration and bridge the digital divide for the entire Northeastern region.

Gupta also did postgraduate courses in Public Policy from MDI, Gurgaon and George Mason University, Virginia, where he wrote a thesis on ‘Development of Integrated Logistic System for Dedicated Freight Corridor for Indian Railways’.

The new NFR General Manager has a wide experience of presenting technical papers at international levels.

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