2017’s Karma Award to go to Metro Man E. Sreedharan
With this year’s Karma Award, another feather will be added to the cap adorning E. Sreedharan, India’s “Metro Man”, for his immense contributions towards changing the public transport system in the country for the better. His work as the managing director of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is well recognized, as is his recent work on the Kochi Metro Rail Project. He has consistently strived to make the transportation system and the infrastructure more efficient across the country, beginning with the restoration of the Pamban Bridge near Rameswaram to India’s first metro rail in Kolkata, building ships for the Cochin Shipyard Limited and the cost-efficient completion of the Konkan Railway, with several other metro plans in the pipeline. The nation has rewarded his exemplary services and farsightedness with several honorary doctorates as well as a Padma Shri. We are proud to felicitate the brilliant engineer and look forward to witnessing his future feats.