Kumar Keshav, CEO DB RRTS India conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Indian Concrete Institute (ici)

New Delhi: Kumar Keshav, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), DB RRTS Operations India Pvt Ltd. (Former Managing Director, UP Metro Rail Corporation Limited) has been honored with the prestigious- “Lifetime Achievement Award” for his outstanding contributions in cement and concrete, and for his contribution towards society by creating a world class infrastructure in metro transport for the people of Uttar Pradesh-2022’ by the Indian Concrete Institute (ICI), one of the leading non-profit organizations in India, catering to the professional needs of individuals and organizations involved in concrete.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was handed over to him by  Pravir Kumar, IAS (Retd.) Chairman, UPSSSC, Lucknow.

Kumar Keshav wasborn in the Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh on July 22, 1960. He is an IRSE (Indian Railway Service of Engineers) officer and a gold-medalist engineer from IIT-Kanpur (M.Tech.) and IIT-Roorkee (B.E.). He took over as Managing Director of the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation Limited (now UPMRCL) on 18th August 2014.

Under his strong leadership, Uttar Pradesh Metro has achieved distinction in the execution of the Metro project. Lucknow and Kanpur Metro projects became the fastest-ever executed metro projects in the country.

The operations of Lucknow Metro commenced on the entire North-South corridor in just four-and-a-half years while Kanpur Metro started functioning in just over two years. Both the projects were inaugurated and flagged off by Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi. UPMRC’s strength in project execution is so unparalleled that even contemporary metro projects in the country have not been able to match up with the speed of deliverance as compared to it.

After completing the Lucknow Metro project 36 days ahead of the stipulated period under the leadership of Shri Kumar Keshav, UPMRC then commenced the operations of the Kanpur Metro just in two years and one month despite two severe waves of Covid.

The past eight years of his life in UPMRC have remained fully devoted to the implementation of metro projects in Lucknow, Kanpur, and Agra.

On 15th July 2022, Shri. Kumar Keshav was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the DB RRTS Operations India Private Limited, which is a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn AG, The national railway company of Germany. Deutsche Bahn (DB) has signed an agreement with NCRTC to operate and maintain the 82-km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System.

Talking about his journey, Kumar Keshav Said, “I joined Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (Then LMRC) as the Managing Director in August 2014 and that indeed was a big responsibility on my shoulders. It was since that day that I have only lived and worked for UPMRC. It wasn’t just a job responsibility for me, it was a part of me that will always stay with me. Today, I am extremely proud of what we have achieved together. After completing the Lucknow Metro project 36 days ahead from the stipulated time frame, UPMRC commenced the operations of Kanpur Metro just in two years and one-month despite of two severe waves of Covid-19.

He also added, “There’s no shortcut to success. Hard work and dedication is the key. Stay consistent, stay true to yourself, and let integrity guide you in your professional and personal endeavors.  We have miles to go before we rest.”

 

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