New Delhi: Former chairman of the Indian Railway Board and chairman and managing director of Air India Ashwani Lohani has returned to the 'national airline' as its chief on Wednesday. An appointment committee headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi made this decision.
According to reports, the appointment has been done on a contractual basis for one year.
Lohani’s main task would be to revive the sale of the carrier.
Lohani, who retired last year after a non-controversial tenure in Railways, also had had a smooth tenure with Air India before. He was the managing director of Madhya Pradesh Tourism as well — a department that was revived under his tenure.
Earlier, it was expected that he would get an extension, but following the Amritsar railway accident, which claimed at least 61 lives on Dussehra, the government changed its mind.

Lohani is an Indian Railway Service of mechanical engineer who did his schooling from Kanpur. He completed many projects in both the departments and also held the omega aquaterra 2017 Limca record for having four engineering degrees. He has served as the DRM, Delhi division; director, National Rail Museum;  managing director of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation and chairman and managing director of the India Tourism Development Corporation.