MUMBAI (Metro Rail News): Shri Devendra Kumar Sharma, an officer of Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) of 1980 batch, has taken over the charge of first Managing Director of Maha Mumbai Metro Operation Corporation Limited (MMMOCL) on August 10, 2019
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has shared this information though its official twitter handle. “We’re extremely glad to have him on board to guide ambitious metro projects across Mumbai & Maharashtra”, said in the statement.
Prior to this he was General Manager, Central Railway and prior to that he was Chief Electrical Engineer on Western Railway.
After Graduating in Electrical Engineering, he joined Indian Railways as an Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE) officer in 1980 and has held various important posts during his past tenure on Central, Western, South Central and Konkan Railway i.e. Chief Electrical Engineer/Western Railway, Chief Electrical Engineer/Central Railway, Chief Electrical Engineer (Project)/Konkan Railway, Divisional Railway Manager/Nagpur, Additional Divisional Railway Manager/Mumbai Division of Central Railway etc.
He has wide experience of management and construction of the Electrical assets besides General Administration on Indian Railways.
Central Government has approved the formation of a new special purpose vehicle (SPV) – Maha Mumbai Metro Operation Corporation Limited (MMMOCL) on June 10, 2019, to carry out the “business and operation” of the upcoming 13 Metro corridors in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. The MMMOCL will operate all Metros and Monorail corridors in the city.
The idea is to integrate the operations and maintenance of all Metro corridors under one authority was introduced in last year by the Maharashtra Government.