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Delhi Metro Rail Corporation

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., abbreviated to DMRC, is a Centre-state Public Sector company that operates the Delhi Metro. The DMRC is also involved in the planning and implementation of metro rail, monorail, and high-speed rail projects in India and abroad.[1] The work of DMRC is broadly fragmented into various parts namely Projects, Operation and Maintenance, Finance, Human Resources etc. which are controlled by the respective Directors under the direction of Managing Director.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC)
Centre-State owned
Industry Public transport
Founded 3 May 1995; 22 years ago (1995-05-03)
New Delhi, Delhi, India
Headquarters New Delhi, Delhi, India
Key people

Durga Shanker Mishra (Secretary(H&UA) & Chairman)

Sh Mangu Singh (Managing Director)
Services Delhi Metro, Consultancy and implementation of metro rail, monorail and high-speed rail
Owner Government of India (50%)
Government of Delhi (50%)



The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. was created on 3 May 1995 with E. Sreedharan serving as the first managing director.[2] Sreedharan handed over charge as MD of DMRC to Mangu Singh on 31 December 2011.

DMRC has made it compulsory to wear safety helmets on construction sites. It also earns carbon credits with rainwater harvesting at metro stations and runs an HIV/AIDS programme for workers.[3]

DMRC received Outstanding PSU of the Year (2016) award conferred by All India Management Association (AIMA). DMRC was awarded for its "Outstanding Contribution" for promoting world class services in Urban Transportation and adopting best practices of Project Management.

Work on other projectsEdit


The DMRC has a business development department which is in charge of the consultancy services.[4] DMRC has served as the project consultant and has prepared detailed project reports (DPR) for every metro and monorail project in India, except the Kolkata Metro and Chennai MRTS, which were constructed before the formation of the DMRC.[5] The DMRC also provides lighter consultancy operations, such as preparation of DPRs and feasibility reports for proposed systems in places such as Raipur, Amritsar and Nagpur.[6] DMRC also serves as consultant and prepared the DPR for the proposed. Thiruvananthapuram - Mangalore High-Speed Passenger Corridor.

In September 2012, DMRC entered into a partnership with eight other international companies for management consulting for the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit system. This was the DMRC's first project outside India.[7][8] The DMRC stated that its main responsibilities in the JV were the "finalisation of the organisational structure of the Jakarta Metro, recruitment of personnel, development of training facilities and the training of the employees for various categories required for commencing the operations".[9]

In February 2014, the DMRC was invited by the Government of Kuwait to act as a consultant for the proposed metro system in Kuwait City.[6]


The DMRC is involved with the implementation and/or construction of Kochi Metro, Jaipur Metro and Lucknow Metro.[10][11][12]

DMRC Training InstituteEdit

DMRC trains its staff at the DMRC Training Institute in Shastri Park, Delhi. It is the only metro rail training institute in South Asia.[citation needed] DMRC has trained 300 staff from Namma Metro, Kochi Metro, Chennai Metro, Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon and Jaipur Metro.[citation needed] It provides trained staff to new metros on temporary basis at initial stages.

DMRC in partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi offers a one-year postgraduate diploma in metro technology. The course produces 25 executives of various streams, viz. Electrical, Civil, Architecture, Signalling and Telecom, a year to staff metros across India. The Indian Institute of Technology Madras also offers a similar course for the Chennai Metro.[13]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. - ABOUT US". Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Structure of Delhi Metro". DMRC. Retrieved 2009-09-17. 
  3. ^ "Subscribe to read". Financial Times. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Set up sister firm for consultancy: MoUD to Delhi Metro". The Indian Express. 2013-01-29. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  5. ^ "city anchor: Delhi on track, now Metro offers expertise to Jakarta - Indian Express". Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  6. ^ a b "Come, be our consultant: Kuwait to Delhi Metro". 6 February 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  7. ^ India, Press Trust of (23 September 2012). "Delhi Metro bags contract in Indonesia". Business Standard. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  8. ^ "Delhi Metro Rail Corporation goes global with Indonesian Metro job". Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  9. ^ [1][dead link]
  10. ^ [2][dead link]
  11. ^ "DMRC named interim consultant for Lucknow Metro project". Business Standard. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  12. ^ "Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. - Latest Tender". Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  13. ^ [3][dead link]