Mr.I.P. Gautam Managing Director Ahmedabad Metro-Rail Co (MEGA Ltd ) Gandhinagar
Mr I. P. Gautam did his Post- Graduation from Pt. Dindayal Upadhyay University of Gorakhpur and LL.B. from Lucknow University before joining Central Services in 1982. Mr Gautam had a Diploma in Management from NADT Nagpur.
Mr Gautam began his career with Indian Revenue Service as an Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax and joined Indian Administrative Service in 1986. He has served as Collector Baroda, Joint MD GIIC and also as Secretary / Principal Secretary Government of Gujarat in various departments like Power - Energy & Petrochemical, Port & Transport and Urban Development & Urban Housing etc. He has also served as a Director Finance of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Project ( Life line of Gujarat) for more than 5 years .
As Municipal Commissioner of Rajkot (3 years) and Ahmedabad City more for than 5 years he took many initiatives for improvement of financial health of ULBs and introduced effective financial management Systems. His major contributions have been both in improving regulatory mechanisms, delivery services as well timely implementation of Important Projects and managing growth related investments for the Cities/State. As the Commissioner of both Rajkot and Ahmedabad, Mr Gautam focused on improving civic services & city infrastructure and innovative service delivery arrangements. Mr Gautam, having evolved the Ahmadabad’s City Development vision, and also spearheaded the Sabarmati River Front & Bus Rapid Transit System, one of the first in the Country to launch it to scale. His major contribution includes, Management of Large Projects, (like Sardar Sarovar & SRFD) , Power Sector Reforms (Jotigam yojana ) conversion of thousands of diesel auto rickshaws of Ahmedabad City into CNG, innovation of Two room housing for urban poor and effective rehabilitation & resettlement of Projects Affected People of Sabarmati River Front, and many innovations in Civic Management, like ward wise budgeting, improving accounting &payment mechanism, creation of AMC Medical Education Trust which run 3 Medical Colleges since 2008-09 on self-financing model.
Many Nationally famous Projects like Ahmedabd BRTS(Janmarg), Kankaria Lake Front development and Sabarmati River Front Development were implemented & commissioned during his tenure as Commissioner AMC and several International & National Awards were received by the Civic Body and also by Mr Gautam during his tenure of more than Five years as Municipal Commissioner & CMD of Sabarmati River Front Co. Ltd and also CMD of Ahmedabad Janmarg Ltd.
Mr. Gautam is working as Managing Director of MEGA Co (a 50:50 SPV of Govt of India & Govt of Gujarat) for more than 3 years and implementing Ahmedabad Metro rail Project phase 1.