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Author: Rajendra B Aklekar
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788129145215
Sreedharan's expertise and foresight-on behalf of those not as richly blessed as he was-ensured that political will was converted into a multipurpose railway project. The [Chithoni railway link] bridge was completed eleven weeks ahead of schedule and proved to be helpful to one and all.
Two key railway projects changed the way India travels by train-the 760-km stretch of Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro. Both the projects were up and running in seven years flat and the man in charge was Dr Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, popularly known as the Railway Man. He has been hailed as the messiah of new-age infrastructure projects and his success stories have become railway engineering benchmark.
Respected, loved and equally hated, this book covers the amazing story of one man-his perseverance, beliefs, and public and private battles. India's Railway Man: A Biography of E. Sreedharan is a tribute to this extraordinary man.
1. SREEDHARAN, WHO?
Footsteps of Legends
Note from Dr Sreedharan
A Daughter's Pride
The Family Patriarch
2. EARLY LIFE
Childhood, Football, and Engineering
3. CAREER: TRAINS, BRIDGES, SHIPS AND MORE
A Career Begins on an Island
Getting on Board Indian Railways
Sreedhar an' s Icons
India's First Metro
From Railways to Shipping
Chennai, Mumbai, and Retirement
4. POST-RETIREMENT MARVELS
The Konkan Railway Project
A Take-Home Salary of Rs. 1,080!
5. THEN AND NOW
Retirement? Work, Work and More Work
The Secrets behind Sreedharan's Success
Sreedharan Muses on a Few Solutions
Sreedharan on Three Projects He Would Undo
6. ENGINEERING AND BEYOND
Weaving Spirituality into Daily Life
Sreedharan on His Guru
Sreedharan on Money and Charity
Guru, Swami Bhoomananda Tirtha, on Disciple
7. VOX POPULI
Bouquets and Brickbats
A Day in the Life of Sreedharan at the Age of Eighty-four
List of Awards
Author's First Meeting with E. Sreedharan