Published On : Thu, May 29th, 2014

Metro project in city gets steam as setting up of Metro Railway Corporation Ltd Co okayed

Nagpur News: The proposed Metro Project in Nagpur got momentum and moved a long distance further when the State Government also approved setting up of Nagpur Metro Railway Corporation Limited Company following Central Government’s nod for the same. Now, construction of Metro Rail would get the steam and completed speedily.

Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT), the nodal agency to oversee the project, in a meeting of Trusties, has green signalled the appointment of Executive Engineers in various departments of Metro Project by passing a proposal in this regard. The NIT green signal has now cleared the way for appointment of four Executive Engineers on deputation in the flagship project like Metro in the Second Capital City of Nagpur.

The Nagpur Improvement Trust will have the rights of this Rs 9000 crore Project till  the Nagpur Metro Railway Corporation Limited Company is set up. The NIT has started the necessary preparations for giving appointments of experienced Engineers of MMRDA and Railways on deputation on the lines of Sidco.

Appointments of Executive Engineer (PWD), Executive Engineer (Rolling Stock), Executive Engineer (Traction) etc from Sidco, MMRDA and Railways would be made in order to speed up the project. However, for the post of Executive Engineer (Project Special), the interested officials of NIT or NMC could be appointed.

Similarly, the NIT will have to bear 5 percent (Rs 400 crore) of expenditure out of the total cost of the project and the amount will be spent on salaries and allowances of the officials. After setting up of Nagpur Metro Railway Corporation Limited Company, the four Executive Engineers on deputation will be absorbed by the Company for which a proposal with NIT is prepared.

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