Shri Mahendra Kumar today handed over the charge of Director/ Rolling Stocks and Systems of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Limted (LMRC). He would now begin a new innings as Director/Rolling Stock and Electricals in National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC).
Shri Mahendra Kumar took over as the Director, Rolling Stocks and Systems in LMRC in September 2014 and was associated with LMRC since the inception of the project. He has been a source of inspiration and strength with his experience and fine leadership.
Shri Mahendra Kumar has been instrumental in the finalisation and execution of all Rolling Stock and Systems which includes Traction, Power Supply, Signalling, Telecommunications, Automatic Fare Collection System, Electrical & Mechanical works of the stations and the metro depot. He has been the leading force behind the finalisation of the design and specifications of the Rolling Stock and Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) Signalling System. During his tenure, he also held the additional charge of Director (Operations) for Lucknow Metro and is responsible for the setting up Operations and Maintenance system for Lucknow Metro project.
Prior to LMRC, Shri Mahendra Kumar has been discharging various responsibilities in different projects of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation where he also assumed the role of GM / Maintenance for two years. He was involved in DMRC Phase-I Design, Installation, Testing and Commissioning of Traction System, Lifts & Escalators, Undergound Stations, E&M, ECS and TVS Systems. He played an instrumental role in the first CDM project of ‘Regenerative Braking’ in the Rolling Stocks of DMRC Phase-I. He was involved in planning, tendering, co-ordination with JICA etc, for Electrical works of DMRC Phase II. Under his leadership, solar Power initiatives were executed and the first 500 kWp solar plant under RESCO model was commissioned in DMRC.
A personality revered by all, Shri Mahendra Kumar is a man of patience, perseverance, commitment and dedication of many qualities the one that makes him one of the most admired officers is that he is a peoples person taking everyone along not as subordinated but as partners.
A farewell was held for Shri Mahendra Kumar today at the Transport Nagar Metro Depot in the presence of the Managing Director, Director/Operations, Director/Finance, Director/Works &Infrastructure long with all the senior officials of LMRC.
Expressing his gratitude to everyone present, Shri Mahendra said, “It’s been my sheer pleasure to have worked with Shri Kumar Keshav for such a long tenure in different capacities. I remember just in the initial stages of the Lucknow Metro Project, there were countless obstacles that we had envisioned but with our determination, experience and the drive to never give-up is what made this project possible. I will dearly miss the entire LMRC family who has been my source of strength since the beginning.”
Recalling his experience of working with Shri Mahendra Kumar, LMRC MD Shri Kumar Keshav said, “In my 34 years of experince i have been associated with Shri Mahendra Kumar for arround seventeen years in various projects and i can proudly say that he is one of the finest men I have worked with. ‘Koshish Karne Walon ki Kabhi Haar Nahi Hoti’, is what Shri Mahendra Kumar personifies. I wish him all good luck in life and I hope our paths cross again someday.”