Hyderabad: Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) Managing Director NVS Reddy addressed a delegation of senior and middle managers from 28 African and South Asian countries like Egypt, Ethiopia, Bhutan, Cambodia, Nepal, Jamaica, Fiji, Croatia, Sri Lanka, Angola, Indonesia, Vietnam, Tanzania, Ghana, South Africa, etc., on ‘High Impact Leadership and Managerial Skill Development’ at Metro Rail Bhavan in Begumpet on Friday.
Making a Power Point presentation to the delegation, he explained various innovations that have been taken up in the Hyderabad Metro Rail project by giving a comprehensive picture of various stages of the project which is the world’s largest Metro Rail project in Public Private Partnership (PPP).
Speaking on the intricacies involved in building huge urban projects in Indian cities, he explained how innovative engineering and financial solutions helped resolving several complex issues and gained support from the denizens of the city.
NVS Reddy emphasized on the need for patient persuasion to ensure completion of such a mega and complex project and enlightened the delegation as to how it turned to be a win-win situation for the stakeholders and the Government.
Dwelling upon the character and attributes of extraordinary leaders who made a difference to the world, Reddy stressed on the need for vision, strategy, tact, patience and perseverance in handling challenges and how to motivate and inspire the team members to execute tough projects.
Identifying employees’ potential and empowering them with proper strategies is a key component for achieving success, he added.
The HMRL MD informed the delegation that Hyderabad Metro Rail is not being executed like a simple mass transit system, but is being used as an opportunity to transform an Indian city into a people friendly green city.
He also highlighted key features of the project like integration with other modes of transportation, smart ticketing, seamless travel facility, creation of pedestrian facilities like sidewalks and street furniture and introduction of non polluting feeder services like bicycles and battery operated mini buses.
He further added that HMR project will provide special facilities for women, children, differently abed and senior citizens.
HMRL GM (Works) BN Rajeshwar and GM (Finance) Suryaprakasham and Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI) Associate Professor J. Swarnalatha also participated in the event. (INN)