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Delhi Metro 24-carat gold standard organization: Lt Guv

Lt Governor of Delhi, Tejendra Khanna today lauded the Delhi Metro as a "24-carat gold standard organization" and urged it to provide guidance to other organizations on how to improve their functioning.

delhi Updated: May 03, 2009 21:55 IST

Lt Governor of Delhi, Tejendra Khanna today lauded the Delhi Metro as a "24-carat gold standard organization" and urged it to provide guidance to other organizations on how to improve their functioning.

Addressing a function to celebrate the 5th Foundation Day celebrations, Khanna said the Metro was a "24-carat gold standard organization" from its very inception as it completed projects ahead of time and within budget.

He said the DMRC would do a greater service to the nation if it created a consultancy wing for assessing organizational competence of bodies in other sectors and providing guidance on how they could become 24-carat gold organizations.

Speaking on the occasion, Secretary of Ministry of Urban Development Dr M Ramachandran said the Metro had become a trend-setter for other such facilities coming up in other cities and had succeeded in making public transport "fashionable" by providing fast, futuristic, safe, reliable and comfortable travel.

He said that at present, 430 km of Metro were being built or were planned in various Indian cities at a total cost of Rs 85,000 crore and the Urban Development Ministry had drafted guidelines for Metro projects.

E Sreedharan, Managing Director of Metro, said that DMRC was on track to complete Phase-II by October 2010 and had already submitted a blueprint to the Delhi Government for Metro Phase-III consisting of 120 km.