Rail Transit Sessions Speaker:
Executive Director of Track
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., India
Biography: Ashwani Kumar is the Executive Director of Track at Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., India, where he is responsible for planning and execution of track work, including procurement of rail, turnouts, fastenings, etc. He is also responsible for civil work in about 12.5 km underground sections.
He has installed more than 140 track kms of ballastless track, and commissioned more than 12 kilometers of underground civil works at Delhi Metro. Over the years he has headed the O&M (Civil & Track) organization and was responsible for maintenance, including rail grinding on more than 390 route kilometers across Delhi Metro.
e has also worked with Indian Railway’s Research Organization (RDSO) in developing the railway track components, and was acknowledged by the Organization and the Railway Minister for expeditious completion of large-scale gauge-conversion project.
Ashwani holds a B.E. (Civil Engineering) from Motilal Nehru Regional Engineering College, Allahabad, India (now known as National Institute of Technology, Allahabad). He has published several technical papers on track and underground construction of Metro Rail networks.