UA Vasanth Rao

General Manager - Finance (Taxation & Resources), Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited


Mr. UA Vasanth Rao is the General Manager- Finance (Taxation & Resources) for the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited and also serves as Chief Public Relations Officer there.

At BMRCL Mr. Rao plays a key role in managing project finance and is involved in securing project funding from multilateral and bilateral agencies, domestic lending institutions and through bond issues. He has contributed to developing policy and implementation tools for various non-fare box revenue especially from property development and advertisement revenue. He is also a member of the Metro fare fixation policy and transit-oriented development groups and has drafted policy for value capture from properties along the metro corridor.  

Mr. Rao’s long and distinguished career involves tenures at various government agencies which include the position of Deputy Commissioner (Resources) at the Bangalore City Corporation (1999-2000 and a 2nd term 2006-2009) and as Special Officer at the Fiscal Policy Analysis Cell, Finance Department (2005-2007). Mr. Rao holds a Masters in English Literature and a post-graduate diploma in Personnel Management. 

Mr. UA Vasanth Rao presented at EMBARQ India’s webinar “Safe Access Manual Webinar 1: Enabling Safe Access to Mass Transit Stations” and presented BMRCL’s experience towards enabling safe access to Namma Metro stations in Bangalore.