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Dr. E Sreedharan, known as ‘Metroman’, has been conferred with the highest urban infrastructure leadership award “Urban Infra Leader of the Year 2019” under “Urban Infra & Leadership Awards 2019” in the individual category. The Award was given to him for extending the extra-ordinary service and leadership role in the execution of various Rail, Metro and Public Transport projects in India.
Dr. Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, even at the age of 88 when most people might want to be tending their roses, loves engaging himself with policymakers, urban planners, civic administrators and students, sharing with them experiences gathered over 56 years of his professional life. He travelled across India and sometimes abroad, and is considered a treasure trove of information on urban transportation, Metros, Railways and other infrastructure projects.
Dr. E Sreedharan conferred with the Urban Infra Leader of the Year 2019 [Click on image to zoom out]
He played a key role in the building of the Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro. In India, millions of people are dependent on public transport and the credit for changing the very face of Indian public transport goes to this enterprising engineer. The man who began his career as a lecturer in an engineering college appeared for the Engineering Services Examination (ESE) and joined the Indian Engineering Service (IES).
He first proved his ability as an engineer when he was put in charge of restoring a bridge that had been damaged by a cyclone. He executed the complete work within 46 days as against the six months allotted to this task. Recognized by the government for his brilliance, he was made the in-charge for planning and designing the Kolkata Metro, the very first metro in India. The next several years saw him working with the single-minded conviction to improvise the public transport system in India.
He had become such an invaluable asset to Indian Railways that the government let him know that his services would be required even after he retired from IES. Several national and international honors have been bestowed upon him for his pioneering works.
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If you are curious to know more about Dr. E Sreedharan, you can read the following books written based on his professional and personal life:-
Urban Infra & Leadership Awards are a global magazine award that has been initiated by Urban Transport News, New Delhi to celebrate and recognise the corporates and personalities who are contributing the nation by extending extra-ordinary and unmatched services in Indian Infrastructure Industry.
The list of winners of Urban Infra and Leadership Awards 2019 was featured in January 2020 Edition of Urban Transport Infrastructure Magazine (Vol. II, Issue 7, Page 21)
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