E Sreedharan

  • Sreedharan in city to take a stock of Lucknow Metro project March 8, 2014

    A week after he accepted Uttar Pradesh government's offer to be the chief advisor of the Lucknow Metro project, E. Sreedharan will be visiting the state capital Saturday, officials said. Sreedharan, who is accredited with the successful launch of Delhi Metro, will meet Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, senior government and Lucknow...
  • Metro man E Sreedharan endorses Modi March 7, 2014

    'Metro man' E Sreedharan on Friday came out in support of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying he hoped bold decisions under his leadership will fasten government's decision-making process. "Our problem is basically delay in taking government decisions and bureaucracy is responsible for it. We don't have self confidence to...
  • Bestow Bharat Ratna on Delhi Metro founder Sreedharan: Mulayam March 3, 2014

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday said E Sreedharan - the man behind Delhi Metro - should be bestowed with Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour. At a foundation-stone laying programme in Lucknow for the north-south corridor of the metro rail project, he said it was only befitting that Bharat...
  • Kerala: 'Kochi Metro rail a reality in three years' February 26, 2013

    Kannur: The Kochi Metro rail project would be completed in three years if various issues like strikes and labour problem in Kerala are avoided, principal advisor to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation E Sreedharan said on Tuesday. "The Metro rail project can be a reality within three years if various...
  • Italian marines row kept Kerala in news in 2012 December 19, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The incident of two Italian marines allegedly shooting dead two Indian fishermen off Kerala's coast in February and the subsequent legal and diplomatic issues made headlines throughout 2012, which also saw many developments on the state's political arena. Coming to power with a wafer-thin majority in 2011, the Congress-led UDF...
  • Metro projects in PPP model never succeeded: Sreedharan September 15, 2012

    Hyderabad: India's metro man E Sreedharan on Friday said the public-private partnership (PPP) model in implementing metro projects has not been a success anywhere across the world. Two metro projects are coming up under PPP model at Hyderabad and Mumbai. Sreedharan, principal advisor, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, said Hyderabad has the good...
  • Quick decisions crucial for Kochi Metro: Sreedharan September 6, 2012

    Kochi: Timely availability of land and funds and quick decision making are crucial for the success of the Kochi Metro Rail Project, said E Sreedharan, principal advisor to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). He was addressing the staff of the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) on Wednesday. It was...
  • Kochi Metro: Red tapism costing Rs 40 lakh per day September 5, 2012

    Kochi: For each day that the Kochi Metro Rail project gets delayed, the cost of the project goes up by Rs 40 lakh, project head E Sreedharan said here on Tuesday. The ‘Metro Man’ blamed the bureaucrats for the indefinite procedural delay. “It is not the politicians but the bureaucrats...
  • It's official: Sreedharan to head Kochi Metro July 6, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: Scotching all rumours, Power and Transport Minister Aryadan Mohammed told the Assembly in categorical terms on Thursday that the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan, its consultant and former chairman, will be in charge of the Kochi Metro rail project. “It was a state cabinet decision...
  • Govt gives green signal to Kochi Metro July 4, 2012

    Kochi: Changing the face of Kochi city and also the lives of its citizens, the Kochi Metro train will make its dream run in about three or four years. The last hurdle for its implementation was removed when the Union Cabinet cleared the project on Tuesday. The Rs 5,126-crore project,...
  • Mumbai: The Rs 2,700 cr monorail to nowhere May 27, 2012

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) undertook two ambitious projects, the Metro and Monorail, to solve the Mumbai commuter's woes. However, the routes selected by the planning authority have raised some serious doubts, as commuters feel that the routes pass unfrequented areas. Monorail Phase I of the Rs 2,700 crore...
  • Bureaucrats stalling India's progress: E Sreedharan April 17, 2012

    Sixteen years after becoming the Managing Director of DMRC, E Sreedharan stepped down on December 31 leaving behind a 190 km network of Delhi Metro across the NCR. In an interview with CNBC-TV18's Shereen Bhan, the metro man said that it was not so much as the politicians as the...
  • The journey of 'metro man' E Sreedharan April 14, 2012

    16 years after becoming Managing Director of DMRC, E Sreedharan stepped down on December 31 leaving behind a 190 km network across the NCR. ...
  • 'Railway could go AI way if money not pumped in' February 17, 2012

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi on Friday cautioned railway could go the Air India way if money was not pumped in the cash-strapped national transporter, as an official committee proposed cess to generate money to upgrade safety mechanism. Trivedi said government should "prioritise" its focus while considering railways' financial condition...
  • 30 Minutes: India's metro man January 7, 2012

    16 years after becoming Managing Director of DMRC, E Sreedharan stepped down on December 31 leaving behind a 190 km network across the NCR. ...
  • DMRC chief Sreedharan's metro stint ends January 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The man who gave us the Delhi metro and Konkan railways has hung up his boots. The face of Delhi Metro, E Sreedharan, retired on Saturday. He gave Delhi its new identity and achieved the near-impossible breaking through red tape to build the Delhi Metro. However, 16 years after...
  • Satisfied with the DMRC experience: E Sreedharan January 1, 2012

    New Delhi: The man who gave the Metro Rail to Delhi, E Sreedharan, retired on Saturday. On his last day at work, he said, "It was a very glorious journey for me. We started with nothing and we produced hundreds of kilometres for the Delhi Metro." "It was a very satisfying...
  • DMRC chief Sreedharan retires today December 31, 2011

    New Delhi: The face of Delhi Metro, E Sreedharan, retires on Saturday. He gave Delhi its new identity and achieved the near-impossible breaking through red tape to build the Delhi Metro. However, 16 years after he became Managing Director DMRC in 1995 - E Sreedharan - is stepping down. He leaves...
  • Sreedharan to retire as DMRC chief on Saturday December 30, 2011

    New Delhi: E Sreedharan will retire as DMRC chief on Saturday and hand over reins to colleague Mangu Singh after a highly successful 16-year tenure during which he transformed the capital's transport sector through Metro. 79-year-old Sreedharan, who joined the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in 1995, will formally hand over charge...
  • Delhi Metro completes nine years December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Making its debut on a small 8km stretch on this day in 2002, Delhi Metro has had a stupendous journey in the last nine years with its network spreading far and wide across the National Capital Region giving the people an affordable mode of transport. Delhi Metro on Saturday...
  • Sreedharan not to head Kochi Metro December 11, 2011

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan, who demits office on December 31, will not head the proposed Kochi Metro Rail project, contrary to speculation in his home state of Kerala that he has been chosen for the job. The Congress Government in Kerala has been very keen on using...
  • Sreedharan's successor likely to be named soon October 2, 2011

    New Delhi: The process of finding a successor to DMRC chief E Sreedharan is likely to be completed much before his extended tenure comes to an end on December 31. Delhi Chief Secretary PK Tripathi, who is a member of the panel to select a successor to Sreedharan, said the...
  • Govt to begin process to select new DMRC chief June 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said the government will soon set in motion the process for selecting a successor to DMRC chief E Sreedharan whose extended tenure will come to an end later this year. "The procedure to choose a new chief of DMRC will be started...
  • DMRC gearing up for Phase-III of Delhi Metro December 24, 2010

    New Delhi: The Delhi Metro, which completed eight years of its operations on Friday, is now planning to reach the so far untouched corners of the capital through its Phase-III, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) managing director E. Sreedharan said. "The Delhi Metro has already initiated work on Phase-III. We have...
  • Delhi Metro sets sail for business hub Gurgaon January 30, 2010

    Gurgaon: The Delhi Metro is all set to enter Gurgaon. A seven-km elevated stretch begins from the HUDA City Centre and goes all the way till the Guru Dronacharya station on the Delhi-Gurgaon border. ...
  • Gammon shares plunge after showcause notice from DMRC July 29, 2009

    Mumbai: Shares of Gammon India fell over 12 per cent on the Bombay Stock Exchange, a day after Delhi Metro Rail issued a showcause notice to the company in the wake of a recent mishap at a site that killed six people in the city. After opening on a weak...
  • Delhi HC issues notice to DMRC July 29, 2009

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a showcause notice to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on a petition alleging that it had been grossly negligent towards its construction work which led to the Zamrudpur accident. Six people were killed and over a dozen were injured in...
  • Watch: Metro mishap report blames it on poor design July 29, 2009

    Three construction companies can be blacklisted for the next few years. ...
  • Gammon India may not be blacklisted: DMRC Chief July 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Construction major Gammon India is likely to get off the hook as the company is "very important" to Delhi Metro for the completion of its projects in time, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) indicated on Tuesday even as it blacklisted two other firms for the July 12 mishap...
  • Double checks from now on for Metro designs: Sreedharan July 28, 2009

    New Delhi: Designs of the Delhi Metro will be checked twice before being adopted from now on, its chief E Sreedharan said on Tuesday after a probe panel faulted the design and construction material for an accident that killed six people on July 12. At a press conference in the...