BENGALURU (Metro Rail News): Karnataka Government on Friday has appointed Rakesh Singh, an IAS officer from
the 1989 batch, as the Managing Director (MD) of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL).
The office of MD becomes vacant after the appointment of Ajay Seth, the predecessor of Rakesh Singh, as Secretary of Economic Affairs by the Central government on Tuesday. Ajay Seth served for 30 months as MD of BMRCL.
Rakesh Singh is also the Additional Chief Secretary of Water Resources Department and working as the Administrator of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).
Ajay Seth played an imperative role in fast-tracking the metro project in the city by setting strict guidelines for each corridor along with monthly monitoring of civil work progress. He also sorted out land acquisition issues for the project. He is instrumental in completing many works for the city metro including the last inauguration of 6.29 km stretch of Green line from
Yelachenahalli to Silk Institute in January 2021.
Now Rakesh Singh will have the responsibility to look after the next phase of construction of Bangalore Metro.