Gaurav Agarwal is a Civil Servant in Indian Railways with over 24 years of experience in the domains and functions of operations, maintenance, manufacturing, research and corporate coordination. He is a ‘Chevening Gurukul Scholar’ from King’s College, London and has done two Masters from foreign universities: ‘Masters in Public Administration’ (MPA) from ‘Lee kuan Yew School of Public Policy’ at ‘National University of Singapore’ (NUS) and M Sc in Public Administration at Kings College, London. Further, he is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers, India and Engineering Council, London.
During his professional role in Indian Railways, he has worked in Eastern Railways, Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala and Railway Board, New Delhi in different capacities and positions. He was the team leader of project of manufacturing and delivering first ever state of the art export coaches from India. He successfully developed a frugal innovative arrangement in rail-road locomotives called ‘Anti Climbing Device’ which could address the long pending safety concern to prevent passengers climbing the footboard of the locomotives. He is also a recipient of the National Professional Excellence award by the Railway Minister.
Further, he has written books on contemporary issues like ‘High Speed Rail Technology’ and ‘Operations and maintenance of Rail Diesel Locomotive’. Also, he has presented various papers in national and international conferences and journals on topics like ‘Personal Rapid Transit System: Transport Solution for the future’, ‘Monorails: A cost effective solution for Urban Transportation’, ‘Missing Innovations@India.Inc.’ and ‘Measuring Innovation: How feasible it is?’. He has participated in various international conferences at Hongkong, Belgium, South Africa, Dubai etc.