Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail has been lauded for its effort to develop mass transit system which is at par with international standards. The Chennai Metro Rail has been awarded the SKOCH Order of Merit for the metro project it has developed in the city.
SKOCH – Smart Governance Award – is an initiative to distinguish top performing government organisation as well as those working with government agencies and following best practices and models of governance.
The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) had presented before a board of experts the different facilities and features it has built in the 45km phase-1 project that is on the verge of conclusion.
Chennai Metro Rail project is conferred with SKOCH Order of Merit Gold pic.twitter.com/qxDQvUZGPh
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During the presentation the officials of CMRL had showed various technologies it employed to operate the services. This also included the energy saving system as well as several green initiatives it has taken to turn metro as sustainable mode of transport.
Officials said the award was also to appreciate CMRL’s ability to become accustomed to future challenges and its efforts in transforming urban infrastructure through execution of its ambitious 107.55km phase-2 project.
As per the press release by CMRL, “Chennai Metro Rail project is conferred with SKOCH Order of Merit Gold.
The Chennai Metro Rail has added another feather to its cap with SKOCH Group conferring the SKOCH Order of Merit recognizing the organization’s vision and governance for creating world-class passenger amenities as part of the Chennai’s Metro Railway Phase I network.
CMRL presented before the expert jury panel on the unique features, energy saving technologies adopted, green initiatives and speedy decision implemented through efficient governance in the Phase I of CMRL Project.
This SKOCH Order of Merit Gold recognizes CMRL initiatives and governance practices that have ability to adapt to future challenges and transform the urban infrastructure as part of upcoming Phase II.”