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.
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. Dheeraj Gupta, principal Sescretary to Government, Housing & Urban Dev. Department is the Chairman and Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, 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.
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.
Recent appointment of Dr. Sreedharan as Principal Advisor to the two Corporations will give the impetus to efforts of the State Government, it added.