Lucknow (Urban Transport News): The Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL) is planning to recruit 250 engineers for the implementation of the metro rail project work in Kanpur and Agra. In the board meeting held on Monday in Delhi under the charmainship of Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, the decision for change of name of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) to Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL) has been taken.
In the meeting, it was proposed to recruit engineers for the construction of Kanpur and Agra Metro. Around 250 engineers are needed for the metro projects of these two cities. The board approved the proposal to recruit engineers. The LMRC has been directed to issue an advertisement for the recruitment of the same. According to LMRC officials, only construction engineers will be recruited and recruitment notice will be issued for filling up vacancies for the posts like Dy. Engineer, Assistant Engineer, Assistant Manager, Deputy General Manager.
After the completion of the construction work, technical officers, engineers and other supporting staff required for the operation of the metro, will be recruited. Apart from this, the board has also approved the proposal to change the name of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation. The state government had approved changing the name of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation to Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation in June 2019. But the name could not be changed due to the approval of the Centeral Government. Now the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) will file an application to modify its name before the Registrar of Companies.
On September 30, a high-level delegation from UP led by Sidharth Nath Singh, the minister for MSME and Khadi, principal secretary, MSME, Navneet Sehgal and Kumar Keshav, the managing director of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation, have met to NITI Aayog vice-chairman Rajiv Kumar in New Delhi and get assurance from the Aayog that it would expedite the process of funding for metro rail projects for Agra and Kanpur. Singh said that the European Investment Bank (EIB) is keen to fund Kanpur and Agra metro rail projects.