Five names have cropped up for the top post of Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC), the agency handling Mumbai’s suburban railway upgrade project worth Rs10,000 crore. The incumbent managing director, PC Sehgal, retires on April 30.
The shortlisted officers are on the higher-grade scale in the government sector either in the Indian Railways or other public sector enterprises.
Some of the proposed names on the list are S Ingle from West Central Railway, V Asthana, director of Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation, P Srivastava of Central Railway, R Bahugana of Railtel Corporation of India and A Rawal of Indian Railways Institute Of Electrical Engineering.
“These officers will be interviewed by the chairman of the railway board and other officials in the railway ministry and only then they will be selected,” said a senior official from Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation, on condition of anonymity because he is not authrosied to talk to the media.
However, the proceedings of selection for the coveted post would take at least five months.
The managing director of MRVC – it has equal sharing of Indian Railways and the government of Maharashtra – plans new railway routes across the Mumbai and its metropolitan region.
In January, the Hindustan Times first reported that no one evinced interest for this post, though it initially received six applications.
Sehgal, who has brought nearly 120 new-age Siemens trains in the city, was instrumental in planning several new railway lines.