New Delhi (Metro Rail News): Vikas Kumar has been selected as the managing director of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for five years after the approval of the Centre on Wednesday.
Vikas Kumar is a 1988 batch Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) officer. Prior to this, he was appointed as Director (Operations) in December 2021. He is an electrical engineering graduate from IIT-Roorkee (1987) and did his M.Tech from IIT-Delhi in 1989.
The approval letter by Yogesh Antil, deputy secretary with the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) stated, “I am directed to convey the concurrences of this ministry to the proposal of the Government of NCT of Delhi for the appointment of Vikas Kumar as the Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Pvt Limited (DMRC) for a period of five years with effect from April 1.”
Vikas Kumar is presently the director of operations at the DMRC and has worked as executive director for many years before being appointed to the post in 2021. He was selected and nominated by the selection committee formed by the Delhi government previously. The Delhi government had forwarded its proposal to Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal for his approval before sending it to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Developments for a final nod.
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Mangu Singh who was the MD before Kumar’s appointment will be retiring from the post on March 31. Mr Singh was appointed as DMRC MD in 2012.
After the Centre’s approval, the Delhi government said it has appointed Vikas Kumar as the DMRC MD. “The government of GNCTD is pleased to appoint Vikas Kumar as Managing Director of DMRC in accordance with terms of Article 130 of the memorandum and Article of Association of association of DMRC for a period of five years,” stated the circular issued by Ashish Kundra, principal secretary and commissioner, Transport.