LUCKNOW (Metro Rail News): A group of 18 IAS officer trainees (2019 batch) from Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNA) today visited Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation as part of their winter study tour. The tour commenced at Transport Nagar Metro Depot and concluded at the Administrative Building, Gomti Nagar where they were apprised about the project details by Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, UPMRC.
The trainee officers visited the Transport Nagar Metro Depot and were accompanied by senior officials of UPMRC to the Rolling Stock workshop, Inspection Bay Line and the Operations Control Centre (OCC) where they were apprised of the real-time monitoring of all the trains and stations. They wore UPMRC safety gear with pride in their eyes and clicked as many cheerful selfies as they could with a grand metro train in the backdrop.
From the Metro Depot, they headed straight to the CCS Airport Metro Station to witness the charm of the first underground Metro station of the North-South Corridor and its ‘Madhubani’ inspired artwork, followed by a metro ride to Hazratganj Metro Station. The officers expressed their delight at the splendid artwork at Hazratganj Metro Station which speaks volumes about the cultural heritage of Lucknow. They expressed their joy upon their experience of not only the train ride but also the dedication and commitment with which the Metro staff is catering to the needs of passengers. What caught their special attention was the carefully incorporated safety features inside the metro trains and the special care taken for the convenience of the specially-abled passengers.
The highlight of the visit was their interaction with the UPMRC MD, Shri Kumar Keshav who shared his valuable experience of 35 years of service with the young officers who would soon be taking charge of different public sectors. Winner of the reputed “Construction World: Person Of The Year-2019” award, Shri Keshav said, “When I started the Lucknow Metro project, with just a team of three people, I knew the challenges awaiting me were extremely tough, but if you are determined to work and achieve a target, no one can stop you. With a team that’s my pride, we have become the first to complete the project ahead of the estimated time.”
UPMRC’s MD further added, “Everyone needs a good leader who can take charge and provide the right guidance; become that leader and the rest will follow.”