New Delhi: Santosh Kumar Jha is set to be the next Director (Operations & Commercial) of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL). He has been recommended for the post by the Public Enterprises Selection Panel (PESB) on Friday. He is currently serving as Executive Director of Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR).
Jha has been recommended for the post of Director (Operations & Commercial) of Konkan Railway from a list of seven candidates, who were interviewed by the selection panel. There were a total of five candidates, who were appeared for the interview were from Konkan Railway and one each from CONCOR, Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME) and Indian Railways Traffic Service (IRTS).
The Konkan Railway is a railway operated by the Konkan Railway Corporation Limited, with its headquarters at CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. The first passenger train ran on Konkan railway tracks on March 20, 1993, between Udupi and Mangalore. During its initial years of operation in the mountainous Konkan region, a number of accidents prompted Konkan Railway to implement new technology.