Hunt on for experts to handle state’s Metro projects


By Sanjeev Shivadekar, TNN

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has begun its hunt for an expert to take care of Metro rail projects in Mumbai and other metropolis in the state.

Recently at a meeting with urban development (UD) officials, chief minister Prithviraj Chavan directed UD officials to look for expertise for Metro projects, rather relying on bureaucrats for monitoring such important projects.

“Chavan told UD officials that bureaucrats get transferred on completion of their tenure and such changes in administration may affect crucial projects. He is of the opinion that Metro rail project should have a person who has knowledge of the projects,” said a senior Mantralaya official who attended the meeting , chaired by Chavan, in Vidhan Bhavan. TC Benjamin and Manu Kumar Srivastava, both principal secretaries of the UD department, were present. More info