LUCKNOW (Metro Rail News): The Uttar Pradesh government granted Kumar Keshav, the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) ‘s managing director, a four-month extension of service. His term was initially set to conclude on February 16, 2022. However, it was extended until June 30, 2022.
This is Kumar Keshav’s third extension in a row. In August of 2014, he was appointed for a five-year term. On August 17, 2019, he received his first two-year extension after five years of service. He was then given a six-month extension, with his term set to expire on February 16, 2022. Kumar Keshav’s appointment has now been extended until June 30, 2022.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a Kanpur Metro Rail Project segment on December 28. According to a press release from the UPMRC, Prime Minister Modi recognised the MD’s remarkable services. “The managing director of Uttar Pradesh Metro received a service extension from the government for remarkable work in providing world-class metros to several cities in Uttar Pradesh,” according to the press release.
Kudos to Kumar Keshav, known as Uttar Pradesh’s “MetroMan,” and his team for launching these large-scale metro projects in the state’s two most populated cities in such a short time, according to the press release. According to the press release, UPMRC achieved a new national record by giving Kanpurites their very own metro in just two years and two months in December 2021.
According to a press release from the UPMRC, Keshav was appointed as managing director of Lucknow Metro (now UP Metro Rail Corporation Limited) seven and a half years ago in 2014. During that time, he and his team gave Lucknow India’s fastest metro project and then broke his record by launching Kanpur Metro Train services in just two years and two months.
These projects brought the cities of Uttar Pradesh international attention, but they also improved the lives of the inhabitants of Lucknow and Kanpur. According to the statement, the name of the fastest constructed underground metro station in Lucknow, ‘Chowdhary Charan Singh Airport Metro Station,’ is also entered in the Limca Book of Records under Kumar Keshav’s guidance.
According to the statement, the Kanpur Metro (Balance Section) and Agra Metro projects are currently being built by Uttar Pradesh Metro at a rapid speed, day and night, without interruption, while Gorakhpur Metro is currently awaiting sanction from the Central government.