S. Vijayakumaran, has recently taken over as the new Additional General Manager of Southern Railway. Vijayakumaran, an M.Tech (Structures) from IIT Madras, has undergone a stint in the Research Designs and Standards Organisation, Lucknow and has expertise in special designs of bridges under UNDP (United Nations Development Programme).
Prior to the present designation he was Chief Administrative Officer-Construction in charge of projects on Southern Railway. He has also worked as Chief Administrative Officer/Construction/South Western Railway for Bangalore division, Divisional Railway Manager, Thiruvananthapuram and Chief Planning and Development Engineer. He has also worked in other Zonal Railways.
Vijayakumaran has vast experience in railway working and in executing projects. His role as Additional General Manager includes the portfolio of Director, Public Grievances, Public Relations and Appellate Authority for Public Information under Right to Information Act.