Delhi metro is the second oldest metro in India that serves to around 3 million people daily. It has transformed the public transport system in India, saving so many working hours and reducing the carbon emission is one of the key perks of running the metro. The credit goes to the most reliable person titled Metro Man of India.
Mr. Ellatuvalapil Sreedharan popularly known as the metro man of India. Let us look at his journey and find out more about him.
He was born on 12 June 1932 in Kirukaputham which is situated in Kerala state. He pursued his civil engineering from Govt Engineering College Kakinada Andhra Pradesh.
Like Raghuram G Rajan, E Sreedharan also started his career in academics. He was a lecturer of Civil Engineering at Government Polytechnic, Kozhikode. After clearing the Indian Engineering services exam his first major assignment was to restore a bridge that has been collapsed in a heavy cyclone. He completed in 46 days against the six months target.
He has been credited with the development of Konkan railway and Delhi Metro. Despite so many government and financial hurdles, he himself got sanctioned a loan from 5 Billion US Dollars to work on this project and completed before the time period.
E Sreedharan is a man of simplicity and integrity.He likes to read Bhagavata Purana and been awarded Padma Vibhushan for the service of this nation.
“Karmayogi: A biography of E Sreedharan” is a book on his life written by M.S.Ashokan. Mr. M.S Ashokan has captured his life very beautifully.
He has been an inspiration to the youth of this country and we believe that He will someday be elected as the President of India.