With MRTS like the metro companies can tap into a larger pool of manpower based in far-off areas besides it will also give the corporates and the local population access to rapid transportation for business and other purposes, says Shashank Agarwal, MD, Salasar Techno Engineering Ltd.
How important according to you is the role of metros for intra and inter-city connectivity? How does it aid the growth of the Indian economy?
Metros play a very significant role in the development of any economy. Especially in places with huge concentration of people, it is very important to have an efficient and quick way for their transportation. Metro is the answer to this problem. Subsequent ease of logistics bolsters the economy in a myriad of ways. Far off areas which have the potential to flourish are often considered unviable since there is no convenient mode of transportation. With MRTS like the metro companies can tap into a larger pool of manpower besides it will also give the corporates and the local population access to rapid transportation for business and other purposes.
Kindly tell us about Salasar’s involvement in India’s metro sector?
Salasar is currently in a partnership with Texmaco for Ballast Less Track Laying work of Bengaluru Metro (BMRCL). We are also working on Over Head Electrification (OHE) projects of Delhi Metro (DMRCL). Also, we are supplying structures for Delhi Meerut RRTS to Ircon.
In designing and implementing these projects, what are some of the innovative technologies that you have utilized?
We have in house designing facilities for the OHE works. The equipment and software used for designing are all in house. The implementation of these projects is done by our team of dedicated project managers, engineers and supervisors headed by the project head for every EPC vertical.
How has Salasar strengthened the “Make in India” initiative floated by the Indian government?
Salasar is proud to source all raw materials domestically. All the manufacturing and galvanizing processes are being carried out in our plants in the state of Uttar Pradesh near Ghaziabad. We strive to give business to local suppliers and improve the infrastructure of the country with highquality products and services. We closely stand with the Atmanirbhar values of the country.