When I was thinking about to select INDIAN OF THE WEEK for this week , only one man came to my mind, METRO MAN OF INDIA Mr. E. Sreedhran.
He is a visionary and a superb technocrat. His full name is Elattuvalapil Sreedharan. He is known for completing the well famous Konkan Railway and Delhi Metro projects within budget and before scheduled dates.
E Sreedharan was born on June 12, 1932 in Palakkad district , Kerala, India. After schooling he completed his graduation as an engineer from a Government Engineering College, Kakinada.
Initially he served as a lecturer at a polytechnic college, later on he join Indian Railways as Probationary Assistant Engineer in1954. He has a very clean career.
After his retirement from Job in Indian Railways, Government of India appoint him as CMD for the Konkan Railway in 1990 on contract basis. Though it was a government project involving 760 km and over 150 bridges, he completed it with in the assigned cost and before the deadline.
Currently he is serving as Managing Director of DMRC. Under his guidance first phase of Delhi Metro got completed before the time limit. And then he again got appointed for the MD for second phase of Delhi Metro.
There was a time in 2009 when he resigned from the post of MD after taking the moral responsibility for the collapse of an under-construction bridge at Zamrudpur near Amar Colony in Delhi that killed five people. However, Delhi's Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit rejected his resignation, and he withdrew it a day later.
His management style is different and he always take on the hold of everything personally.He divides the projects between sub managers and give everyone, a fixed date as deadline. He daily review the progress of all the projects.
And you guys may feel surprised that he donates his entire salary i.e.; 30,000 INR in the charity and lives on his pension.
No doubt he is an amazing personality. I view him as an youth icon.
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