Bhubaneswar: Ajoy Kumar Behera, an 1986 batch IRTS officer, has taken over as the new  principal chief commercial manager (PCCM) of East Coast Railway (ECoR).

Behera was principal chief operations manager (PCOM), Eastern Railway, Kolkata. He was posted earlier as executive director traffic transportation in the Railway Board.

An alumnus of Delhi University(MSc. Physics), Behera has wide experience in bulk transportation, especially in the iron & steel sector from his earlier postings in South Eastern Railway. He was also on deputation with CONCOR as the chief general manager of Eastern Region at  Kolkata between 2005 to 2010. He has keen interest in Multi Modal Transportation and Logistics Parks.

Behera is the youngest son of eminent writer and former vice chancellor  of Sambalpur University late Bhubaneswar Behera.