RTA honours Dubai Metro workers

DUBAI — The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) honoured individuals from the Dubai Metro Project (DMP) during a ceremony held recently at Union Square.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Wed 4 Jul 2007, 9:24 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:58 AM

The awards were presented by Adnan Al Hammadi, Director of Construction, Rail Agency to Natsuki Takeuchi, Al Rigga Station team Project Manager, for completing the work of 10 months in half the time. The safety engineer for the Al Riqqa Station site, Abhijeet Kumar, also received an award for ensuring that site safety was up to the highest level whilst working under extreme pressure.

Al Hammadi said, “The work done by these individuals demonstrates that where there is a will, there is a way. It is common for people to complain about problems most of the time but these individuals have tackled all challenges and came out victorious.” Two other safety officers from the project were awarded for saving the life of one of their colleagues after he suffered a heart attack in his sleep.

Sushant Kumar and Sethu Vetri Alagan noticed their colleague struggling in his sleep and immediately rushed him to hospital. The doctor said that the slightest delay in bringing him to medical care could have resulted in his death. Adnan Al Hammadi commended the initiative taken by the two officers, without which their colleague wouldn’t have recovered to lead a healthy life.

Al Hammadi offered his reassurance that the project will be delivered on time. “It gives me particular pleasure to award people from the Dubai Metro. This is not an easy project, and it is the longest fully automatic driverless system in the world. However, the work and effort made by the Al Rigga team to ensure that the work is done by September 9, 2009 is an example that we should all look up to.”

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