Meet the Metro Man: E Sreedharan

Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, better known as E Sreedharan, is responsible for transforming the public transport sector in India. He is globally known for overseeing the building of the Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro projects. Often referred to as ‘The Metro Man’, Sreedharan was awarded the Padma Shri in 2002 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2008. The French government awarded him with the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur–the highest French order of merit for both civilians and the military–in 2015. SHYAMALA M IYER spoke to Sreedharan to know more about the progress of our country’s metro system.

Image Source: What is a metro system of transport? And how is it different from normal rail transport systems?  The metro system is a rail-based urban transport system confined to the limits of an urban city. The system is usually underground but very often, it is also elevated and
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