Gandhinagar (GNC): Madhusudan Prasad, IAS, secretary of the urban development ministry, Government of India has replaced former Gujarat chief secretary Dr Manjula Subramaniam, IAS (retired) as chairperson of the Metro-link Express for Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad (MEGA) Limited, as it has been made a joint venture special purpose vehicle (SPV) of the Union government and Gujarat government. Subramaniam has been re-appointed as director in the new SPV while I P Gautam, IAS (retired) who is the Managing Director has been re-appointed as MD of the new SPV.
According to the notification by the Government of India, the central and state government’s have each appointed five directors in MEGA. Representing the GoI, are Madhusudan Prasad, Secretary of the Urban Development Ministry; Shailendra Singh, Executive Director, Railway Board (Ministry of Railways); Mukund Kumar Sinha, Officer on Special duty, Joint Secretary, Urban Development Ministry; Pravin Prakash, who is Joint Secretary, Urban Development Ministry and R Ramnathan, Director (Projects) of Chennai Metro Rail Limited.
From the Gujarat government, Dr Manjula Subramaniam, former Chief Secretary; G R Aloria, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS), Urban Development and Urban Housing Department; J N Singh, ACS Finance; Ajay Bhadu, Chief Executive Officer of Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board and Secretary to CM, and I P Gautam, retired IAS Officers and Managing Director of MEGA have been appointed.