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Vikas Kumar is new Managing Director of Delhi Metro

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New Delhi: The Central Government has approved the appointment of Vikas Kumar as Managing Director (MD) of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC) on Wednesday. According to an order from the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Kumar has been appointed to the post for a period of five years with effect from the date of assumption of the charge of the post.  Vikas is an Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS) of 1988-batch. Presently, he is serving as Director (Operations) in the same organisation.

“I am directed to convey the concurrences of this ministry to the proposal of the Government of NCT of Delhi for the appointment of Vikas Kumar as the Managing Director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Pvt Limited (DMRC) for a period of five years with effect from April 1,” read the approval letter by MoHUA's Deputy Secretary Yogesh Antil.

Kumar has been selected and nominated by a selection committee formed by the Delhi Government. He was among 35 candidates, including several directors of the DMRC and Indian Railways who applied for the role, 26 were shortlisted before Kumar was selected and found eligible for the top post of the DMRC. The Delhi government committee then forwarded its proposal to Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal for his approval before sending it to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Developments for a final nod. With his new assignment, Kumar will replace Dr Mangu Singh, who is retiring on March 31.

Vikas is an Engineering Graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee. He also completed his Master's in Optoelectronics and Communications from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. 

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