PATNA (Metro Rail News): Kamran Rizvi, IAS batch 1991, has elected as a Chairman of Patna Metro Rail Corporation by Central Government. Mr Rizvi is an IAS officer of UP cadre and now he is posted as Additional Secretary in the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry.
After his appointment, now the construction of Patna Metro project will get speed further. As without a Chairman many important decisions were not possible to take.
The SPV constituted for the Metro project consists of 5 directors each at the centre & the state.
Earlier the Center had appointed Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs Shivdas Meena as chairman of Patna Metro. But due to some reasons he was transferred to the post of chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board.
On Monday a letter in the name of MD to make Mr Rizvi as Chairman arrived with the signature of Under Secretary Jasbir Singh.
Mr Kamran is known as a sharp officer of UP cadre. Earlier, he was on deputation to the Rural Development Department at the Center. Where there he also played an important role in MNREGA.
DMRC taking this project ahead and The project is to be completed by the year 2024. The priority corridor from Rajendra Nagar station – New ISBT has been expected to be finished in 3 years. The next meeting of the Metro Board is expected soon.
The most important approval from the board is to get the changed alignment of the metro. DMRC has suggested few changes in the alignment of both the corridors of Patna Metro Project.
After the approval of the board from this proposal, the appointment process can also proceed.