Rakesh Singh gets charge of Namma Metro MD

The Karnataka Government has assigned the charge of managing director at Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation (BMRCL) to senior IAS officer, additional chief secretary (urban development department) Rakesh Singh.

It is not known, as yet, whether Singh’s appointment is a stop gap arrangement or will become full time as he also heads the departments of urban development and water resources, besides being the administrator of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP).

The government has named him to ensure smooth progress of projects the BMRCL is implementing. The post fell vacant after the elevation of incumbent Ajay Seth as secretary at the department of economic affairs in the ministry of finance.


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