NEW DELHI (Metro Rail News): On February 5th, 2024, Shri Vivek Kumar Gupta, a member of the 1988 batch of the Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), officially took on the role of Managing Director at the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Ltd (NHSRCL).
The Gati-Shakti Program
Before his current position, he held the Principal Executive Director/Gati-Shakti role at the Railway Board within the Ministry of Railways. In this role, he coordinated the operations of seven departments: Civil (Works, Project Monitoring & Station Development), Electrical (RE), Signal & Telecommunication, Traffic, Finance, Planning, and Economic Directorates.
Only the combined efforts of these departments played a crucial role in planning and implementing numerous projects in line with the PM Gati-Shakti program.
Successful Track Record
While serving as Chief Engineer at Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC), he was pivotal in orchestrating projects like MUTP I/MUTP II and MUTP III, with a total expenditure nearing Rs 20,000 crore. Additionally, he led the preliminary efforts for the MUTP 3A initiative, valued at around Rs 34,000 crore.
Boost to HSR
Shri Vivek Kumar Gupta’s appointment as Managing Director of NHSRCL is poised to infuse the organisation with a wealth of experience and strategic foresight, crucial for propelling India’s high-speed rail project forward.
With a proven history of effective project management and deep expertise in railway operations, Gupta emerges as a pivotal figure in driving the enhancement of the country’s railway infrastructure.
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