New Delhi: Mangu Singh, Delhi Metro`s Director who oversaw the construction of the high-speed Airport Metro Express, was on Wednesday formally appointed as the organisation`s new Managing Director succeeding E Sreedharan who retires on December 31 after a 16-year tenure.
56-year-old Singh, a civil engineer from Roorkee
University, was Sreedharan`s choice to step into his shoes as
the `Metro Man` wanted an engineer of repute to take over the
charge after him.
Singh is an Indian Railways Service of Engineers (IRSE)
officer of the 1981 batch and worked with Sreedharan in the
Kolkata Metro project. He has been associated with the Delhi
Metro since its inception.
Singh, the key man behind the Airport Metro Express, was
selected by a three-member panel consisting of Union Urban
Development Secretary Sudhir Krishna, Delhi Chief Secretary P
K Tripathi and Sreedharan.
Sreedharan will call it a day on December 31 after a
16-year tenure that saw him revolutionising the way Delhi
Sources said Singh was given the letter of appointment
today and will take over as Delhi Metro Managing Director E
Sreedharan on January 1, 2012.
Singh is also in-charge of the Delhi Metro`s Phase-III
that envisages bringing another 103 km of the capital under
the Metro network.
The engineer is also in-charge for consultancy works
undertaken by Delhi Metro for planning Metro systems in cities
like Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Kochi.