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Top BJP Ministers Ignore E Sreedharan During Lucknow Metro Inauguration

The Lucknow Metro project was completed in record time with the help and guidance of maverick civil engineer E Sreedharan.

File photo of former Delhi Metro Chief E Sreedharan/Reuters
Lucknow: In their excitement to be at the forefront during Lucknow Metro inauguration, top BJP leaders forgot to accommodate ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan in the frame. The former IES officer was sidelined at the September 5 event, a photo of which has gone viral.

Yogi Adityanath, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Governor Ram Naik along with many cabinet ministers forgot to ask Sreedharan to stand beside them while pushing the ‘Go’ button for Lucknow Metro.

A picture of the same went viral – showing E Sreedharan standing at the one end of the stage while ministers were seen rushing to share the dais with CM Yogi, Union Ministers at the inaugural ceremony. The ministers that rushed to push the start button included Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya, Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma, Law Minister Brijesh Pathak, Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi and Technical & Medical Education minister Ashutosh Tandon.

The man who made it possible #LucknowMetro in just 2 years Record. Sept 2014- Dec 2016
Thank u #EShriDharan ji
where he is standing today ?

— Brajesh Misra (@brajeshlive) September 5, 2017


(Image credits: Yogi Adityanath/Twitter)

The Lucknow Metro project was completed in record time with the help and guidance of E Sreedharan. The maverick civil engineer is credited for changing the face of public transport in India with his leadership in building the Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro. Sreedharan was even appointed as Principal Advisor of the Kochi Metro Rail Project, which after many controversies finally saw light of the day after Sreedharan’s appointment.

Source: News18