Kashmir Indepth

Dr. Sreedharan appointed as Principal Advisor to Jammu and Srinagar Mass Rapid Transit Corporations

JAMMU, MARCH 10: Government today approved the appointment of Dr. Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, the “Metro Man” as the Principal Advisor to the two Mass Rapid Transit Corporations in the State.

Prepare for the greatest experience after eating a nutritious breakfast. You will travel over some of the highest passes in the world on your adventure, and you will be greeted by ever-changing vistas of the desolate landscape. Stop at the café on Khardung-La Pass, the highest all-season motorable road in the world, and take in the scenery; you'll feel as though you're on top of the world. Upon leaving Khardung-la, the terrain changes to a white sand desert as you approach the Nubra Valley, which is home to the Nubra Sand Dunes. Visit the Diskit Monastery, the oldest and biggest monastery in Ladakh, which also contains a sizable Buddha statue, if time permits.

 It may be recalled that the Government has recently approved setting up of two Mass Rapid Transit Corporations in the State, namely the Jammu Mass Rapid Transit Corporation and the Srinagar Mass Rapid Transit Corporation for the two capital cities of the State. Shri Dheeraj Gupta, IAS Principal Secretary to Government, Housing & Urban Dev. Department is the Chairman and Shri Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, ÍAS is the Chief Executive Officer/MD of the two Mass Rapid Transit Corporations.

These Corporations will have Administrative Secretaries of Finance Department, Transport Department, Chief Executive Officer, J&K ERA, Additional Chief Executive Officer/MD, Mass Rapid Transit Corporations Jammu/Srinagar, nominee of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Govt of India and other experts with the Board.

These Corporations will address the issue of urban mobility in the State in a holistic manner by providing safe, affordable, quick, comfortable, reliable and sustainable access for the growing number of city residents to jobs, education, recreation and such other needs within our cities, establishment of quality focused multi-modal public transport systems that are well integrated, providing seamless travel across modes, land use transport integration, introducing intelligent transport systems for traffic management etc.

The proposed Corporations will provide and arrange integration of various modes of mass transit and other urban transport and People Mover Systems including but not limited to feeder transport services and ancillary arrangements like parking, circulation areas, etc. The companies would undertake to provide for running taxicabs, lorries, buses, cars, trucks, station wagons, motors, railways, rail motors, vessels, boats and all other vehicles of whatsoever kind propelled by electricity, gas, gasoline, compressed air, steam, manual power, mechanized power, oil, crude oil, atomic or other energy or whatsoever other means from one place to another as intercity or intra-city services or BRT feeder bus services for the purpose of carrying, conveying and transporting passengers, goods, merchandise, animals or other things for efficient running of the mass transit system and providing last mile connectivity.

While thinking anything about the Mass Rapid Transit systems in India, the first name which comes to everybody’s mind is of Dr. Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, a retired IES (IRSE) officer, Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan, popularly known as “Metro Man”, who is credited for changing the face of public transport in India with his leadership of building Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro. He was also appointed by the former UN Secretary General Kan-Ki-Moon to serve on the United Nations High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport (HLAG-ST) for a period of three years in 2015 and has vast experience in the implementation of mass rapid transit systems within the country.

Recent appointment of Dr. Sreedharan as Principal Advisor to the two Corporations will give the impetus to efforts of the State Government.

Related posts

DGP J&K chairs a high level meeting at PHQ JammuReviews security scenario

Kashmir Indepth

Rafiabad man dies of cardiac arrest in Jammu

Kashmir Indepth

‘Mungerilal dreamed at night, but Mehbooba does it in the day’, BJP’s Tarun Chugh hits out at PDP chief over her Taliban remarks

Ankit Sharma

Amid fear Darbar move employees in Jammu to boycott duties from Monday

Kashmir Indepth

Covid negative report not older than 48 hrs mandatory for Vaishno Devi pilgrims: Shrine Board

Ankit Sharma

GMC  Kathua gets NBEMS accreditation to start DNB courses in Pharmacology Department

Ankit Sharma

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More

Privacy & Cookies Policy