E Sreedharan, Metro Man invites to serve UN High Level Advisory Group on Supportable Transport [ Current Affairs ]


About E Sreedharan: Elattuvalapil Sreedharan was born on 12th June 1932 in Palakkad district of Kerala. Elattuvalapil Sreedharan is a retired Indian Engineering Service (IES) officer.

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Invited to UN High Level Advisory Group on Supportable Transport

  • He is popularly also known as the “Metro Man”.
  • He changed the public transport in India in his leadership of building the Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro.
  • He was served as the managing director of Delhi Metro from 1995 to 2012.

About his achievements:

  • He received the Padma Shri award by the Government of India in 2001.
  • He was named as one of Asia’s Heroes by TIME magazine in 2003.
  • He honoured with the Chevalier de la Legion d’honneurin 2005.
  • He also received the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.

About invitation from United Nations:

  • Elattuvalapil Sreedharan has been invited to the United Nations’ High Level Advisory Group on Supportable Transport.
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki - moon invites him to serve on his HLAG - ST for a period of three years.

- Published on: September 22, 2015