Shri Alok Katiyar appointed as new Director (Electrical & System) at National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited

Shri Alok Katiyar assumes charge as Director (Electrical & System)/NHSRCL. Before assuming this charge, Shri Katiyar was Principal Executive Director (Signalling & Telecom) at NHSRCL and associated with this project since its beginning.

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  • He has vast experience and knowledge about High Speed Railways, Metro, and Main line signalling systems including CBTC.
  • More than 30 years experience in contracts, design, installation, commissioning of high tech signalling systems. System planning and time bound implementation of critical systems for metro, main line.
  • Worked both as team leader and part of the team but achieved targets always without fail. Contract management and implementation.
  • Worked as Director/Signal at RDSO. Holds expertise in Metro Signalling Systems, High Speed Trains, Electronic Interlocking, Data Acquisition Systems, EMI/EMC, Software Embedded Critical Safety Systems.
  • Product development for high tech signalling products and systems for Indian Railways.


  • National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) was incorporated on 12th February 2016 under the Companies Act, 2013 with an objective to finance, construct, maintain and manage the High Speed Rail Corridor in India.
  • The Company has been modelled as a ‘Special Purpose Vehicle’ in the joint sector with equity participation by the Central Government through Ministry of Railways and two State Governments viz. Government of Gujarat and Government of Maharashtra.
  • The High-Speed Rail (HSR) project, apart from being a technological marvel, would afford many quantifiable benefits like saving in travel time, vehicle operation cost, reduction in pollution, job creation, reduction in accidents/ enhanced safety, imported fuel substitution, and reduction in pollutants.
  • The project would also boost the infrastructure and add to the growth of the economy. HSR would be an integrated system having overall optimization of various components, viz. Hardware, Software, Human-ware, and their interface, etc.
  • The Company would require a manpower strength of about 3000 – 4000 officials (estimated) for executing the operations of the high-speed corridor. The requisite manpower would need to be highly proficient in implementation of high-speed technology so as to execute the project efficiently and effectively. Therefore, the Company has started construction of an exclusive training institute at Vadodara to cater to this aspect.
  • The Company would be ushering India into the category of few countries of the world (about 15) using High Speed Railway System.

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