Published On : Fri, Feb 15th, 2019

Vishal Muttemwar urges Dixit to accord priority to local youths in Maha Metro jobs

Nagpur: Upset over deprivation of employment to local youths in Nagpur Maha Metro Project, Vishal Vilasrao Muttemwar, an Office-Bearer of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), shot a letter to Dr Brujesh Dixit, Managing Director, Nagpur Maha Metro, and urged him to accord top priority to local youths in the recruitment in Maha Metro’s various departments.

In the letter sent to Dr Dixit, Vishal Muttemwar stated that the work of Nagpur Maha Metro Project is in final stage and Metro service will be started soon. He further said, “You and your team deserve accolades for completion of the work speedily and within timeframe. The work of the project had started around four years back. Since the contract of Maha Metro was awarded to contractors from other states, they brought workers and employees in large numbers from outside Nagpur. Hence the local contractors, workers and employees were robbed of employment they were expecting. Despite the local youths having skills, they were deprived of jobs. You have stated that currently 12,000 officers and employees are working in Maha Metro project. However, opportunities provided to local youths in the project unfortunately are negligible,” Muttemwar lamented.

The MPCC Office-Bearer further pointed out, “As you know, the number of unemployed boys and girls in Nagpur city is very high. Hence it is absolutely necessary that they get jobs according to their educational eligibility and skills. In the coming days, Maha Metro service is getting operational. Therefore, recruitment in Operations and Maintenance Departments will be done in large scale. Maha Metro will need greater number of candidates including 12th pass, Graduates, Engineers, ITI holders, Polytechnics as well as those who have completed Diploma, Technical training. I, therefore, request you to accord topmost priority to local candidates in recruitment in Maha Metro’s Operations and Maintenance as well as other departments,” Muttemwar urged.