Maha Metro team has always worked like a family and laid new milestones. We have pledged to complete Metro Rail project for this city and we are committed to doing it. The Maha Metro team has performed incredibly in the last five years. And it would continue to put in its best efforts with all sincerity and honesty, said Dr Brijesh Dixit, MD, Maha Metro, today.
Dr Dixit was speaking at the 5th Foundation Day organised at Metro Bhavan, here. Speaking further, he said, Maha Metro’s journey so far has been path-breaking. “We have completed 86 % of project work. We have completed 25 km track work in 50 months and have started commercial operations on 2/3rd of total project length,” he said. The organization and its employees have put in their best efforts in making of this project, he added.
Five years ago, the project work started from just one room of Ravi Bhavan, he said and added, that today the Foundation Day event was being held in Maha Metro’s own premises. Maha Metro has always worked as a family. Dr Dixit also had a word of praise for all those who have always supported Maha Metro in its project work and firmly stood by it – directly or indirectly.
In his introductory remarks, Shri S Sivamathan, Director (Finance), said that Maha Metro has scaled new heights in just five years. This has been possible because of the dynamic leadership of MD Dr Dixit, he said. Maha Metro has also earned a lot through the innovative concept of Non-Fare Box Revenue.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Devendra Ramtekkar, ED (Reach-I) said, that executing civil work of Sitabuldi Interchange was not just difficult but was an equally challenging task. The span erection was done without causing much discomfort to the people. The task was executed despite many challenges.
In his speech, Shri Sudhakar Urade, GM (O&M) spoke about the technical challenges faced during the starting of commercial services on Aqua Line between Lokmanya Nagar Metro Station and Sitabuldi Interchange. This has been a great learning process for our entire team, he said.
Metro Mitra Shri Mayuresh Gokhale, spoke of the initial doubts about the project that the people had. However, that apprehension has now been replaced by love and appreciation for the project, he said. Another Metro Mitra Shri Akash Likhare spoke about the expectations of the people form the people and how the same have been fulfilled by Maha Metro.
Earlier, Dr Dixit, Shri Mahesh Kumar, Director (Project), Shri Sunil Mathur, Director (Rolling Stock and System) and Shri Sivamathan lit the traditional lamp. Shri Anil Kokate, Executive Director (Administration) proposed vote of thanks, while Ms Renuka Deshkar conducted the proceedings. A short film depicting 5 years of progress of Maha Metro was also shown on the occasion.