Bengaluru, India (Urban Transport News): The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has issued an order appointing 1994-batch IAS officer, Anjum Parwez as the new Managing Director of Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) on June 14, 2021. He will be responsible for fast-tracking the much-delayed Phase 2 project of Bangalore Metro.
“In terms and conditions of the sanctions, Government of India concurs to the proposal of Karnataka government for appointment of Anjum Parwez, IAS (KN: 1994) as Managing Director of BMRCL vice Shri Rakesh Singh, IAS for implementation of Bangalore Metro Rail Project, subject to the conditions of sanction of the project," said the order addressed to Chief Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka.
"As per the conditions of sanction of Bangalore Metro rail project, the full-time managing director shall be removed/transferred only with the prior consent of GoI. The managing director shall not be given any other/additional assignment by Karnataka Government without the prior consent of the (MoHUA),” further mentioned in the order.
Prior to his posting to BMRCL, Prawez was the principal secretary in the Transport Department, Government of Karnataka. He had worked in various senior positions at the Secretary level in the Government of Karnataka.
Prawez holds B. Tech. degree from IIT, Delhi and Post Graduate degree in Public Policy and Management from IIM, Bangalore.
Rakesh Singh, Additional chief secretary (Urban Development Department) was holding the charge of BMRCL Managong Director since April 2021. He also heads the departments of urban development and water resources and is the BBMP administrator.