Shri P. N. Shukla joined Indian Railway Traffic Service in 1976. He is a Rail transport Operations & Logistics specialist. He completed MSc Physics & LLB from Allahabad University and graduated in Business Management from Perth University, Australia. He worked in various capacities in Safety, Commercial & Operation department in Railways. He started his career on Central Railway and worked on Northern, South Central, South-Western Railways & Railway Boards respectively. His association with Coal, Steel, POL, Minerals, Containers, and Express cargo movement of Railways has been long and intense.
He worked in the Ministry of Railways for nine years as Executive Director Transport, Executive Director Tourism & Catering and Executive Director, Freight Marketing. He also worked as Director of Container Corporation of India and Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation. As Executive Director Freight Marketing he introduced liberalized policies for private participation in area of freight and parcel traffic.
In 2003, he set up one of the new divisions as Divisional Railway Manager at Guntur on South Central Railway within two years. He worked as Chief Operations Manager of South Western Railway in 2005-2006 at Hubli. During his tenure, a number of long distance trains were introduced from Hubli, Banglore and Mysore.
Shri P.N.Shukla has presented a paper on IT applications on Indian Railways at Stockholm in Sweden in 1998. He widely travelled to Sweden, Australia, China, Japan and US railroads. A number of innovations were introduced on Indian Railways from his wide exposure to foreign railways. He developed Automobile wagons and special parcel wagons for attracting this traffic to railways. The reefer vans on railways got inducted when he was Chief Operations Manager of S.W.Rly. He was also coordinator of international operations of Indian Railways such as Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Shri P.N.Shukla joined in October 2007 as Director, Operations & Business Development of Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL). Some of the major highlights have been finalization of corridor alignment, 80% land acquisition, planning of junction stations, policy of elimination of level crossings in DFC, viability sidings on multimodal logistics parks, etc. He planned for 118 stations and 34 junctions on Dedicated Freight Corridor. In the year 2012-13, DFC will be launching major construction initiatives of 1000 kms.