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  • November 16, 2018

Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) was today honored with one of the prestigious award-Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) by the Integral University, Lucknow for his extraordinary leadership quality, talent and capability displayed during successful execution of different ‘Metro’ Rail Projects & ‘Railway’ Projects in the Country throughout his professional career.

Shri Kumar Keshav was today honored by the Integral University on the occasion of its 10th Convocation. The doctorate was handed over to him by Dr. T Mohapatra, Director General & Secretary, Department of Agricultural Research and Education (DARE) and Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

Other delegates and dignitaries who attended the convocation were Hon’ble Chancellor Prof. S.W. Akhtar, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Aqil Ahmad, Registrar, Prof. I.A. Khan, Controller of Examination Prof. Abdul Rahman Khan and members of Court, Executive Councils Academic Councils with the stars of ceremony being the students, their families and the eminent faculty and staff of the University.

Born in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh on July 22, 1960, Shri Kumar Keshav, an IRSE (Indian Railway Service of Engineers) officer and a gold-medalist engineer from IIT- Kanpur (M.Tech) and IIT-Roorkee (B.E.), took over as Managing Director of the company on 18th August, 2014. As Director (Projects & Planning) at Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), he is also credited with successfully completing and commissioning various projects in Delhi Metro.

As regards the Lucknow Metro Project, it is a dream, which is being realized by him. Lucknow Metro is a dream project of the people of Uttar Pradesh, which is being executed by Metro engineers under the leadership of its Managing Director. Work for this project is going-on day and night without any break with the Managing Director leaving no stone unturned to see that the whole corridor is commissioned for public services by early next year (2019).