Lucknow: Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation’s (LMRC) MD Kumar Keshav has been bestowed with the Shaan-E-Lucknow award by the organisers of the Lucknow Book Fair. He received the award in the presence of Lucknow DM, Raj Shekhar and other dignitaries. On the occasion, a special postal envelope cover bearing the logo, symbol and mnemonic of Lucknow Metro along with the symbol of Lucknow Book Fair was also released to commemorate the event.
LMRC called it a unique feat for its team members as their development works have been recognized. Keshav said, “It is a historic occasion for the whole team as their efforts are being reflected in public domain through such award and recognition.” He added that such an award and recognition further inspires LMRC to work harder to achieve new feats in metro construction so as to accomplish the dream project of the CM, Akhilesh Yadav and the people of Lucknow in the shortest possible time.
Officials said that the Indian Postal department’s association with Lucknow Metro is a very unique and special recognition to LMRC. “No other Metro has achieved such a recognition so far. Lucknow Metro will add a new feather to the glorious history of Lucknow”, said LMRC.
All system contracts have been awarded by LMRC in a very fast manner to meet the deadline set by the state government – by December 2016. The system contracts are in process. The detailed designs of these systems are in process and these works will commence soon for the overall completion for commissioning of trial runs by December, 2016 as per the set target, announced Keshav.
The Lucknow Metro has achieved the distinction of being the fastest metro project execution ever been undertaken in the country. So far, almost 56 percent of the civil works of the project has been completed and LMRC aims to complete the civil infrastructure work by October, 2016 in order to commission the trial runs of Metro train by December, 2016.