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India’s Railway Man: A Biography of E. Sreedharan

by RAJENDRA B. AKLEKAR

  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-4521-5
  2. Pages: 263 pages
  3. Date: February 2017

ABOUT THIS BOOK

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.

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

RAJENDRA B. AKLEKAR has been a journalist in Mumbai, India, for more than twenty years. His book Halt Station India was nominated as the best Non-Fiction Book at the Bangalore Literature Festival 2015 and Atta Galatta Literary Awards.