PATNA (Metro Rail News): The proposal to make Anand Kishore, Managing Director of Patna Metro has been rejected by the Central Government. It is said that he has also many charges of State Government. In a letter from the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, it is declared that Metro project is a very important project and it will be completed within a time limit.
There are two corridors approved in Patna Metro and a special purpose vehicle formed to the operation of Metro which is registered by company act. This company has now been 20-20% ownership of State govt and central govt.
The Center had recently nominated other directors including the chairman. Then the state government nominated Municipal Development Secretary Anand Kishore as MD This proposal was sent to the central government for approval.
Now, Under Secretary Jasbir Singh of Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India has informed about the non-acceptance of the proposal to nominate Anand Kishore as Managing Director of Patna Metro.
We got to know that Anand Kishor has some other responsibility of Government of Bihar. The metro project is a cost-based to be completed in given deadline. And MD needs to do complete focus in the project which is not possible.
The Center has asked the state government to appoint a full-time MD for the metro, which should not be given any additional charge.