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DR. E. SREEDHARAN, PRINCIPAL ADVISOR, VISITS LUCKNOW METRO

Dr. E. Sreedharan, Principal Advisor, LMRC, today visited Lucknow Metro and undertook a review of the various ongoing works of the project including the Civil, Electrical & Mechanical (E&M) works and the Operational & Maintenance (O&M) preparedness with regard to commissioning of the priority section of Lucknow Metro project.

Starting the physical inspection this morning, he along with Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, LMRC, took an update of the physical progress of work going at Metro stations while on his way along Metro alignment from Transport Nagar to Charbagh.

The Principal Advisor also took a briefing on the Electrical Traction works in progress including mast erection on Metro viaduct for Over Head Electrification (OHE) of the system. He also reviewed the pace of ‘track laying’ works in the depot and at the Transport Nagar Metro station and communicated his satisfaction with the progress of these works.

The ‘Metroman’ also reviewed about the progress of the work of 255 meter long ‘special span bridge’ which is being constructed at Mawaiya and had a detailed discussion on it. He further gave his invaluable suggestions towards timely completion of this engineering marvel.

Later, presentations were made by the Managing Director, LMRC to Dr. E. Sreedharan on the security arrangement being planned for Lucknow Metro and O&M preparedness for commissioning of the priority section.

Dr. E. Sreedharan was happy to note that O&M staff recruitment is already in progress by LMRC. He stressed on putting in place these O&M staff at the earliest so as to impart the requisite training to them in their respective fields for commissioning of the priority section as per the target stipulated by the Government.

Dr. E. Sreedharan also agreed with the security arrangement being planned for Lucknow Metro as a 'Hybrid Model' with the combination of Government Security by U.P. Police and private security by Lucknow Metro administration for optimal use of resources in cost effective manner. Earlier Lucknow Metro Managing Director made a presentation on the suitable security strategy for Lucknow Metro Project.

Dr. E. Sreedharan finally expressed his satisfaction over the progress of work achieved so far both for the civil work as well as the systems contract like the rolling stock, signalling, traction, track, and electrification etc. under the leadership of Managing Director, LMRC and his team. While concluding his visit, Dr. E. Sreedharan also met Shri Alok Ranjan, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh, and briefed him about the outcome of his review of Lucknow Metro Rail Project.

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