Mr. Shashikant D. Limaye, in a distinguished career with the Indian Railways has made outstanding contributions to major infrastructural engineering projects in the country. He joined the Western Railway in 1975 as Asst. Engineer and at present works in the higher echelon of the management of Western Railway, as Divisional Railway Manager, Ajmer, Managing the entire gamut of the division earning Rs. 900 crores per annum with 16,000 employees on roll.
His major contribution in the field of Civil engineering came during his 7 1/2 years stint with the Konkan Railway Corpn. Ltd. (KRCL). Since its early stages in 1990 till 1994 as Chief Engineer (Designs) and thereafter as Chief Engineer (Coordination) till January 1998, he was closely associated in vital planning, designing and implementation activities of the KRCL a megaproject of Indian Railways comprising construction of 760 km, broad guage railway line. With an estimated cost of Rs.2400 crores it involved construction of 179 major bridges, 92 tunnels and 90 million cu-m earthwork.
During the year 1988 he held charge of the post of Chief Track Engineer on the South Eastern Railway at Calcutta. In that capacity he managed the large fleet of on – track machines meant for maintenance & relaying of track effectively and improved their productivity by as much as 50%.
From 1983 to 1989 he also worked in the capacity of Professor (Bridges) in the prestigious Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering at Pune. During this tenure he held appointment as Dy. National Project Director on a UNDP Project for development of Indian Railways Institute of Bridge Engineering Pune.
Mr. Limaye’s work has been recognised with several awards including ACI Maharashtra, India Chapter award for Most Outstanding Concrete Structures in India (1994), General Manager’s award for Restoration of breaches on Kota Div (1980) and S.B. Joshi Smruti Paritoshik by Inst. of Engineers (India). Mr. Limaye has over 20 publications to his credit.