12th Aug 2015 : Talk on “Nagpur Metro : Transforming Nagpur : An Opportunity for the Local Entrepreneurs” : Shri Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director of Nagpur Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (NMRCL), feels that Rs.8,680 crore Nagpur Metro Rail Project presents a huge business opportunities to local entrepreneurs. They should develop the capability and quality to cash in and deliver the goods. Addressing the members of VIA, he said the opportunities were mainly in the field of engineering. “Civil, electrical and electronics and telecommunications are the main sectors. Stores and purchase is another sector.” The buildings will be pre-engineered. Component of site construction will be less and it will replaced by floor manufacturing. The MD said that if VIA wanted, he was ready for sector specific interactions for informing the specifications and requirements. “We will advise the entrepreneurs what type of infrastructure they need to build for providing their services to the project. The general consultant will be appointed in two months, who will be advised to interact with local entrepreneurs. Those having some experience of metro rail projects elsewhere can write to us about the capabilities they have.” VIA President Atul Pande urged Dixit to tell VIA the sourcing requirements of the project. What must be noted here is that around 75 hectare of land has already acquired for the ambitious project. He said that investments are pouring in for the project which will eventually benefit the industrialists. Dr Sumant Deolkar, DGM, NMRCL, gave a power point presentation. Details : Shri O S Bagdia, Chairman of Economy & Finance Forum.