Metro Man’ E Sreedharan is all set to join the BJP in Kerala

Metro Man’ E Sreedharan is all set to join the BJP in Kerala

Metro Man' E Sreedharan To Join BJP In Kerala Ahead Of Polls; Party Asks Him To Contest

Metro Man' E Sreedharan is all set to join the BJP in Kerala, the party's state president said.the party's state president K Surendran announced on Thursday. Making the announcement, Kerala BJP's K Surendran revealed that Sreedharan would join the party during the Vijay Yatra scheduled to be flagged off from February 21 in the southern state. Sreedharan is the latest addition of heavyweights to the BJP as the saffron party prepares to fight polls in Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam, and West Bengal. As per reports, the BJP has requested the Metro man to contest in the upcoming Assembly polls and is awaiting the response of E Sreedharan.

◆ 2014 – Only 5 cities had Metro Trains
◆ 2020 – 18 cities have Metro Trains
◆ 2025 – 25 Cities will have Metro Trains

Mumbai Metro project was proposed in 1997 and by 2014 only one single line was ready. Only 11 kms in 16 years? A tortoise will feel ashamed at the speed.

Here are some of the interesting fact about the "Metro Man" of India:
【1】Sreedharan was born in Karukaputhur, a taluk in Palakkad district of Kerala, on June 12, 1932.
【2】The soon-to-be BJP member studied at one of India's leading technical universities — Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada.
【3】At the beginning of his career, Sreedharan worked as a lecturer at the Kozhikode's Government Polytechnic.
【4】In 1953, he successfully cleared the Indian Engineering Services Exam and joined the Indian Railway Service of Engineers.
【5】Sreedharan was in charge of the implementation of the first-ever metro of India, the Kolkata metro, in the early 1970s.
【6】In 1997, the then Chief Minister of Delhi Sahib Singh Verma appointed him as the managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
【7】After successfully helming both the Kolkata and Delhi Metro, Sreedharan became an advisor for Kochi and Lucknow Metro Project. Additionally, Sreedharan's advice is also sought for metro projects in cities like Jaipur and Lucknow and the state of Andhra Pradesh.
【8】Unlike many other government officials, Sreedharan has been vocal about his political views. In 2019, he had expressed his disagreement with campus politics

Why 'Metro Man' E Sreedharan Is Joining BJP & How It Impacts Kerala Polls
【9】The "Metro Man" was awarded second-highest civilian honour Padma Vibhushan in 2008 and in 2001, he was given Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian award.
【10】In 2013, the Government of Japan awarded him with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver star.

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