Work on Noida metro 95% complete, NMRC looks to hire more staff
With the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) completing 95% of civil work of the elevated track and 21 stations of the Noida-Greater Noida metro link, the Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC), which owns the project, has begun the process of staff appointment, officials said.
The 30km link will take metro connectivity deeper into Noida and Greater Noida to dozens of housing societies that are to be occupied in the next one year. DMRC has also started work on laying electrical network on the track.
“Our work on this project is on in full swing and we will complete it as per schedule. We will prepare the track for trial by the end of 2017,” said Pramit Garg, project director, DMRC.
NMRC, which owns the Rs5,400-crore project, is set to recruit more staff to control operations of the project slated to be opened to public by April 2018.
At present, the NMRC has nine staff members, apart from peons, and one executive director to manage administrative work.
“We need a robust team to control the operations and maintenance of this project, which will be ready by the end of 2017. Therefore, we have finalised a human resource policy for recruitment of staff. I will finalise the number of staff members required to manage administrative functioning smoothly,” said Keshav Kumar, executive director, NMRC.
Once the NMRC finalises its administrative staff requirement, the proposal for the same will be sent to the state government for necessary approvals. The NMRC is yet to fix the exact number of permanent, contractual or deputation employees it will need for administrative work.
The state government and the NMRC have already given DMRC the green signal to select 750 staff members to manage the project’s operations. The DMRC is likely to hire these 750 employees in a phased manner so that they can be trained for the project.
“The DMRC will handle these 750 employees who will look after operations at the ground level. They will be stationed at the depot in Greater Noida’s Delta Metro station and other stations as well. The NMRC’s staff, who will monitor the operations, will be housed in the existing Sector 29 office until a new office is ready,” said another NMRC official.