Jaipur: Clouds of uncertainty may be looming over completion of the metro project in its set deadline due to land-acquisition hurdles and slow progress in civil works. However, Jaipur metro rail corporation (JMRC) is all set to recruit the team which will operate trains when the project finally takes off.
The corporation has given nod for the recruitment of 400 staffers to operate and maintain the metro trains scheduled to run from Mansarovar to Chandpole, which is the first phase of the project. The recruitment process will start in one month’s time. An advertisement will be issued for this too. The process is expected to be finished by December, just six months before the deadline when trains should actually start to ply.
The decision of recruitment was taken in a meeting of corporation’s board of the directors chaired by CMD NC Goyal on Wednesday. The board meeting approved the drafted rules for the recruitment. According to sources, 472 staffers will be recruited for Jaipur Metro.
“400 staffers will be recruited directly by December. Corporation will decide over the recruitment of other staffers later,” said a source with JMRC.
The manpower to be recruited primary includes technical staff, drivers, station masters and engineers who will be deployed to maintain and operate trains plying on Mansarovar to Chandpole route by June, 2013.
The source added that recruitment process should have been started a couple of months back. But drafting of the rules and its approval from the finance department consumed a lot of time.
Source - Daily Bhaskar