Dr. Gaur Hari Singhania Institute of Management and Research, organized a guest lecture on 27th January 2023, by Mr. Arvind Singh, Project Director, KanpurMetro.
Mr. Arvind Singh is an alumnus of HBTU Kanpur from B Tech Civil 1992 Batch, andIndian Engineering Service 1995 Batch. He has worked in Department of Telecommunication, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation in the various cities across India such as Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Mehsana, Amritsar, Delhi, Lucknow, and Kanpur. He is known for onsite immediate departmental decision making. Under his profound leadership, there are numerous achievements such as completion of 19 Km out of 23of Lucknow Metro, 9 Km of Kanpur Metro, getting Limca Award for fastest construction of CCS Airport underground station, Platinum certification by IGBC to all the stations of Lucknow Metro and Kanpur Metro. Currently remaining work of Kanpur Metro is in progress under his leadership.
Mr. Singh started the session with a brief introduction of Kanpur Metro, and highlighted the challenges faced byKanpurMetro Project. He laid down the foundation to understand technical aspects of metro project in comprehensive way using real time videos, photographs, and data.He discussed the prominent factors affecting project duration time such as site selection, design approach, use of technology, selection of construction methodology. He also discussed importance of decision making about 24 hour activities and night shift activities, labour welfare, public support as the strategies to reduce project duration andfinishing the primary section of Kanpur Metro Project before time. He elaborated how crisis emerged due to pandemic was converted into opportunity to reduce the project completion time up to the appreciable extent. Participants discussed their queries which were satisfactorily resolved. The session was full of valuable insights and practical learning to enrich the management skills.