Mocking PM Modi’s Digital India Push, Noida Metro website completes 1 year of serving outdate info

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(07/09/2017) Greater Noida

While our Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks of and promotes digital India and encourages government agencies to engage with stakeholders through digital mediums, Noida’s NMRC website remains completely unwary of all such efforts.

One would be amazed to know that the official website of Noida Metro Rail Corporation (www.nmrcnoid.com) was last updated exactly one year ago.

NMRC came into existence when Noida & Greater Noida Authorities decided to have their own SPV in the name of Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) to facilitate mass transit & other urban transport in Noida & Greater Noida.

Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) is a company incorporated under the provisions of the Companies Act 1956. NMRC is developing a metro rail system connecting twin cities Noida and Greater Noida. This 29.7 KM long project is expected to complete by the end of this year. The metro on this route will start from Noida sector 71 and will end at Delta Depot Station in Greater Noida. The total number of stations on this route will be 21.

The Un-Updated Website Gives Out-dated Info

The NMRC website which as per whois domain name search system was registered on December 29, 2014 has till now been visited by over 1 Lakh 34 thousand visitors. However the last time it was updated was on September 7, 2016, exactly one year back.

Snapshot from NMRC website showing last updated date as 07/09/2016

The board of NMRC page of the website lists the then Chief Secretary Rahul Prasad Bhatnagar as its Chairman and Santosh Kumar Yadav as its MD. Both these officers however have been transferred long back and after Santosh Yadav’s transfer Noida CEO Amit Mohan Prasad was given the charge of NMRC Managing Director.

Moreover the FAQ section of website informs that trials are likely to start by August 2017 and first lot of trains is expected to come by June, 2017. Despite both these deadlines being missed, there is no information on the website regarding current status of the metro rail development.

Current State of Metro Construction at Alpha-1 Commercial Station of Greater Noida

The NMRC website is outsourced to a Bangalore based company Suparna System which shows Satish Kumar as its managing director. The website domain name is also registered on the name of Satish Kumar.

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