The central government has appointed 1991 batch IAS Officer Kamran Rizvi as the new chairman of Patna Metro Rail Corporation. Mr. Rizvi is an IAS officer of UP cadre and is currently posted as Additional Secretary in the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry. With his appointment, the work of Patna Metro project is expected to gain pace.
The Patna Metro Rail Corporation, constituted as a JV of Central and Bihar Government, consists of five directors each at the center and state level. The Center had earlier appointed Shivdas Meena, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs as the chairman of Patna Metro Rail Corporation. But before the quorum of the board could be fulfilled, he was transferred to the post of chairman of the Central Pollution Control Board. Since then, the appointment of the new chairman of PMRCL was awaited.
Kamran Rizvi, who is known for his crucial role played in MNREGA, is considered to be a sharp officer of UP cadre. Prior to becoming an IAS, he earned BTech and MTech degrees from IIT Delhi.