Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Paradip, Dec 24:
Paradip port will be the top most harbour in India very soon, hoped the new chairman of Paradip Port Trust Rinkesh Roy after taking charge on Wednesday.
The Paradip port in Odisha currently holds the second position in cargo traffic in the country.
The Indian Railway Traffic Service Officer, Rinkesh Roy assumed charge as chairman of the Paradip Port Trust on Wednesday.
In his joining speech Roy has said that his target will be making the Paradip Port as India’s top port. He added that this is only possible with the help and support of all his collegues.
Paradeep and Kandla port will be converted into smart cities, under the Smart City project. There is a need to be prepared for this change and development towards the better, Roy added.
Roy, who belongs to Odisha, is an IRTS officer of 1992 batch and is the 23rd chairman of Paradip Port Trust.
He had passed economics honours with distinction from Ravenshaw college and was a topper in Utkal University.
He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the prestigious Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA. He is also the winner of the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Fellowship, 2013.
Roy has held many posts in the Railway Operations Department at Khurda Road, Sambalpur, Waltair, Kharagpur, Chakradharpur and Bilaspur Divisions. He has worked as Director, Planning and Director, Traffic, Transportation at Railway Board and in East Coast Railways as the Secretary to General Manager and as Chief Freight Traffic Manager of ECOR.
The new chairman also met the Odisha Governor S C Jamir, who is on an official tour to Paradip.