Bangalore Metro Gets A Full-Time MD

The newly appointed MD is a 1995 batch IAS Officer and has served as former commissioner of industrial development.

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MoHUA Appoints Maheshwar Rao as Bangalore Metro’s Full-time MD
MoHUA Appoints Maheshwar Rao as Bangalore Metro’s Full-time MD
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BANGALORE (Metro Rail News): The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has appointed the 1995-batch IAS officer Mr Maheshwar Rao as the new Full-time managing director of the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL). 

No Additional Charge 

An order from the central government reads further into the responsibilities to be held by the Newly appointed MD where it states that the newly appointed MD won’t be given any additional charge without prior permission from the Centre. 

Earlier Situation 

The former MD of the Bangalore Metro Mr Anjum Parvez was entrusted with the additional Charge of Rural Development and Panchayat Raj as the Additional Chief Secretary of the department. The situation has necessitated for the appointment of a New MD of the BMRCL owing to the significant projects it has on the table. 

Mr Maheshwar Rao

Mr Maheshwar Rao is a 1995-batch officer with prior experience in Industrial Development & Industries and Commerce as different positions. He has also served as deputy commissioner and district magistrate in Dakshina Kannada and Mandya districts. He holds a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Hyderabad. 

Possible Impacts of Full-Time Director 

A full-time director would contribute with his/her strategic leadership and a focus on operational efficiency. By developing and implementing long-term strategic plans, the director charts the route for the corporation’s growth and development. It ranges from envisioning the future of the metro rail system to considering factors such as expanding routes, embracing technological advancements, and improving overall service quality. 

Additionally, he/she also aims to tackle the nuts and bolts of operational efficiency by streamlining processes and introducing best practices. Through a keen eye for optimization, the director identifies opportunities to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and improve the overall performance of the metro rail system.

These points hold merit as Bangalore Metro is eyeing further expansion and also operationalisation of its major routes. A strategic leadership would carve the right path for Efficient, Sustainable, and Profit making Bangalore metro. 

Bangalore Metro 

Bengaluru Metro, also known as Namma Metro, is an Urban Mass Rapid Transit system. It is the fourth-longest operational metro network in India. This Metro project consists of: 

  1. Two operational lines– Purple & Green with 51 stations & a composite length of 72.17 Kms and 
  2. 6 Under-Construction Lines– with 68 stations & a composite length of 99.296 Km  

Bangalore metro has recorded a ridership of 6.88 lakh passengers on average per day in December. The much-awaited Purple Line of the Bangalore Metro Running between Chellaghatta & Whitefield is now operational.  Additionally, BMRCL has also begun with the Land acquisition for Phase 3. 

Bangalore metro will also be the 2nd metro system in India to employ the ATO technology on its upcoming Yellow line. It has also introduced innovative services like Group QR and others to increase the attractiveness of Bangalore Metro as a First Choice Transport system. 

BMRCL is the governing body for the Bnaglore Metro which is primarily a Joint Venture of the Government of India and the Government of Karnataka.


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