Mumbai, India (Metro Rail Today): Dr. Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director of Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (Maha-Metro) has been conferred with the prestigious `Special Lifetime Achievement Award' at an event held at Andheri East, Mumbai on July 15, 2022. The award was presented to him by Indian Institution of Bridge Engineers (IIBE) for his selfless and tireless efforts in the field of infrastructure development in the country.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Dixit thanked IIBE for the award. "This honour and award goes to my team which has time and again stood by me and worked hard for the progress of the project. There is no winner in a losing team and no loser in a winning team,’’ said Dr. Brijesh Dixit and reiterated the importance of team work among the Maha Metro team.
"Technology has changed a lot in the last century. With change in the technology and new technic arriving, it is imperative that we train and guide our next generation and make it ready for these changes. This is essential because quality must be maintained at all levels,’’ he added.
Talking about his stint with Indian Railways, Dixit told about the majestic building of Victorian Terminus (VT). The building was constructed in 1888 by the then British rulers, despite the absence of technology and machinery, which we normally we get to see today. Such level of perfection should be achieved, he said.
Dr Dixit paid his tributes to Late Dr M C Bhide, who had established IIBE in 1889 with the aim to promote bridge engineering in the country. "I have worked with him in the Indian Railways and remember him as one of the remarkable person,’’ he said. He also lauded IIBE and said that the institution has been doing a good work.
Earlier, prior to the presentation ceremony, Vinay Gupta, President, IIBE read out the citation. He spoke about the achievements of Maha Metro under the leadership of Dr Dixit. He referred to the Asian Book of Records and Indian Book of Records credited to Maha Metro Nagpur, for which Dr Dixit and Maha Metro were recently honoured by Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari. He also spoke about the long list of awards and achievements credited to Dr Dixit.
Dr. Dixit was selected for this award for the quality and speed of work while executing the Nagpur and Pune Metro Projects. Dr. Dixit was also presented with `The bhamashah Award’ by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) last month. The way in which the projects have been executed by Maha Metro has won it many laurels and is a recognition to the efforts taken by Dr Dixit and the Maha Metro team. The Special Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr Dixit is again a recognition of these achievements.