lohaniThe government has announced its intent to disinvest Air India and it is well known that Ashwani Lohani as CMD of Indian Railways. Lohani, who was Chairman of Air India.

Ashwani Lohani, Chairman and Managing Director, Air India was today appointed Chairman of the Railway Board after the incumbent A K Mital resigned from the post, sources said.

Lohani is an IRSME officer.

The announcement by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet came hours after Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu indicated that he had offered his resignation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the recent train accidents. Modi told him to ‘wait’ for further hours.