Sh. Hitesh Khanna
Born on 07.10.1959 he did B.Sc (Civil Engineering) with Honours from Delhi College of Engineering in1981 and is an Indian Railway Services of Engineers (IRSE) officer of 1981 batch. Prior to joining Indian Railways in 1983, he had worked for two years in Engineers India Limited.
In his 32 year long career, he has worked for Indian Railways in various capacities for 20 years. During this period, he underwent training on the subject Maintenance and overhauling of track Machines at TRANSMARK Derby, UK in 1995 and presented several technical papers in seminars. He has been a recipient of General Manager’s award (in April 1997) and K.C. Sood Memorial Medal (in January 1999). Areas of his expertise include track maintenance, renewal and construction including modern track laying technology.
He joined Ircon on deputation in March 2003 as General Manager and was posted as GM/Design till November 2007 in Malaysia where his role was crucial in securing the largest double tracking project in Malaysia worth USD 1 billion. He took absorption in Ircon in February 2007 and was elevated as Executive Director/J&K in November 2007. Commissioning of the Rs. 2600 crore project of Qazigund-Baramulla Rail Link in Kashmir Valley was accomplished during his tenure. As ED/Works from 17.05.2010 to 06.03.2011 he was responsible for overseeing Ircon’s double tracking project in Malaysia as well as civil works in the Western and Eastern Region of India including the major Rail cum Road Bridge over River Ganga Road works and ROBs in the State of Bihar.
He assumed office as Director Works on 07.03.2011. Under his guidance Phase-I of SGEDT Project was commissioned in April 2011 and Qazigund-Banihal Section including India’s largest transportation tunnel T-80, has been commissioned in June 2013.