NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): Delhi Metro Managing Director Mangu Singh’s tenure has been extended till March 31, 2021. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has issued an order after receiving a request from the Delhi Government. Mangu Singh’s tenure was set to end this month. Singh has been a part of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) since its inception.
This was the second extension given to Singh. The first extension of tenure came in December 2016. Singh had taken over the reins of the DMRC from E Sreedharan on January 1, 2012.
“To convey the concurrence of the Ministry to the proposal of the Delhi Government for the extension of Mangu Singh as the Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd with effect from 15.12.2020 to 31.03.2021”, the Ministry said in a letter to Special Commissioner (MRTS) Delhi Government transport department.
The process to find out Singh’s successor will have to be completed by March 31. As per clause 144a of the Articles of Association of DMRC, the Managing Director is to be designated by the Delhi Government with the prior concurrence of the Central Government. The metro phase III works is yet to be completed while the phase IV works have already been started in the national Capital.