Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

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Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC)
State owned
Industry Public transport
Founded New Delhi, Delhi, India (3 May 1995 (1995-05-03))
Headquarters New Delhi, Delhi, India
Key people
Mangu Singh (Managing Director)
Services Delhi Metro, Consultancy and implementation of metro rail, monorail and high-speed rail
Owner Government of India (50%)
Government of Delhi (50%)
Website www.delhimetrorail.com

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., abbreviated to DMRC, is a state owned company that operates the Delhi Metro. The DMRC is also involved in the planning and implementation of metro rail, monorail, and high-speed rail projects in India and abroad.[1]

History[edit]

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. was created on 3 May 1995 with E. Sreedharan serving as the first managing director.[2] Sreedharan handed over charge as MD of DMRC to Mangu Singh on 31 December 2011.

DMRC has made it compulsory to wear safety helmets on construction sites. It also earns carbon credits with rainwater harvesting at metro stations and runs an HIV/AIDS programme for workers.[3]

Work on other projects[edit]

Consultancy[edit]

The DMRC has a business development department which is in charge of the consultancy services.[4] DMRC has served as the project consultant and has prepared detailed project reports (DPR) for every metro and monorail project in India, except the Kolkata Metro and Chennai MRTS, which were constructed before the formation of the DMRC.[5] The DMRC also provides lighter consultancy operations, such as preparation of DPRs and feasibility reports for proposed systems in places such as Raipur, Amritsar and Nagpur.[6] DMRC also serves as consultant and prepared the DPR for the proposed. Thiruvananthapuram - Mangalore High-Speed Passenger Corridor.

In September 2012, DMRC entered into a partnership with eight other international companies for management consulting for the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit system. This was the DMRC's first project outside India.[7][8] The DMRC stated that its main responsibilities in the JV were the "finalisation of the organisational structure of the Jakarta Metro, recruitment of personnel, development of training facilities and the training of the employees for various categories required for commencing the operations".[9]

In February 2014, the DMRC was invited by the Government of Kuwait to act as a consultant for the proposed metro system in Kuwait City.[10]

Implementation[edit]

The DMRC is involved with the implementation and/or construction of Kochi Metro, Jaipur Metro and Lucknow Metro.[11][12][13]

DMRC Institute[edit]

DMRC trains its staff at the DMRC Training Institute in Shastri Park, Delhi. It is the only metro rail training institute in South Asia. DMRC has trained 300 staff from Namma Metro, Kochi Metro, Chennai Metro, Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon and Jaipur Metro.[14]

DMRC in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi offers a one-year postgraduate diploma in metro technology. The course produces 25 executives a year to staff metros across India. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras also offers a similar course.[15]

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