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Ruling LDF leading in 80 seats, E Sreedharan ahead at Palakkad

Widow of the late Marxist renegade, K Rema is leading in Vadakara.
E Sreedharan is contesting the Kerala polls against Shafi Parambil, an incumbent contesting on a Congress ticket, and a CPI-M contestant CP Pramod. (ANI Photo)
E Sreedharan is contesting the Kerala polls against Shafi Parambil, an incumbent contesting on a Congress ticket, and a CPI-M contestant CP Pramod. (ANI Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2021 09:39 AM IST
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Reported by Ramesh Babu | Written by Shivani Kumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Not a born politician but learning fast: Metro Man on track with his 2nd innings

The Bharatiya Janata Party depends on the 88-year-old to end its discomfort in Kerala.
An engineer by profession, the ‘Metro Man’ is banking on the growth trajectory of the BJP in Palakkad.(HT photo/Vivek Nair)
An engineer by profession, the ‘Metro Man’ is banking on the growth trajectory of the BJP in Palakkad.(HT photo/Vivek Nair)
Updated on Mar 26, 2021 12:31 PM IST
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BJP announces names for 125 seats in Kerala; Sreedharan to contest from Palakkad

  • BJP's list of candidates also include Rajya Sabha MPs KJ Alphons and Suresh Gopi.
'Metro Man' E Sreedharan will fight the upcoming polls from Palakkad against current MLA Shafi Parambhil (Congress)(PTI File)
'Metro Man' E Sreedharan will fight the upcoming polls from Palakkad against current MLA Shafi Parambhil (Congress)(PTI File)
Updated on Mar 14, 2021 04:40 PM IST
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Why did ‘Metro Man’ Sreedharan become a politician at 88? The BJP leader answers

Sreedharan, who is often asked reasons behind his decision to join politics at the age of 88, said on Sunday he had 'enough energy to work'. He was addressing the party’s Kerala Vijay Yatra in the Shangumugham area.
Sreedharan has, however, requested the BJP to allot him a constituency that is not far away from his home town Ponnani.(ANI Photo)
Sreedharan has, however, requested the BJP to allot him a constituency that is not far away from his home town Ponnani.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 07, 2021 09:34 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi

'Metro Man' E Sreedharan is BJP’s CM face in Kerala: State BJP chief

The election to the 140-member Kerala assembly will be held on April 6 and the votes will be counted on May 2.
The 88-year-old Sreedharan, who is known for his role in setting up the Delhi Metro, announced on February 18 that he will join the BJP.(ANi Photo)
The 88-year-old Sreedharan, who is known for his role in setting up the Delhi Metro, announced on February 18 that he will join the BJP.(ANi Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2021 08:19 PM IST
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Sreedharan suited to adorn any post in Kerala, including CM's: State BJP chief

He said that in the coming days many more prominent figures who have winning probability would join NDA in Kerala.
State BJP President said Sreedharan joining BJP shows that people are fed up with the anti-development stand of both the UDF and LDF. (ANI Photo)
State BJP President said Sreedharan joining BJP shows that people are fed up with the anti-development stand of both the UDF and LDF. (ANI Photo)
Published on Feb 21, 2021 02:17 PM IST
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Metro man’s first salvo: Hindus being tricked into marriage by ‘love jihad’

The 88-year-old man told reporters that his aim was to help the party come to power in Kerala and that he was open to the chief ministership.
His comments came amid a fierce debate on “love jihad” and religious conversion, specially after Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh outlawed conversions by fraud, coercion or marriage. Both states are ruled by the BJP. (ANI Photo)
His comments came amid a fierce debate on “love jihad” and religious conversion, specially after Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh outlawed conversions by fraud, coercion or marriage. Both states are ruled by the BJP. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Feb 20, 2021 07:18 AM IST
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E Sreedharan's entry a good boost in Kerala, says BJP leader V Muraleedharan

The BJP leader's praise for engineer's political debut comes a day after Sreedharan confirmed in Kerala that he is joining the BJP.
E Sreedharan at his residence in Ponnani, Kerala. HT/Arijit Sen
E Sreedharan at his residence in Ponnani, Kerala. HT/Arijit Sen
Updated on Feb 19, 2021 01:33 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi

'Metro man' E Sreedharan: Know all about the engineer who is set to join BJP

  • E Sreedharan, an engineer who has worn many hats including that of a lecturer, was the person behind the country’s first metro service, Kolkata Metro.
E Sreedharan, the 88-year-old engineer, a household name in the state, told Hindustan Times on Thursday that his decision to join active politics is well thought out. (ANI Photo)
E Sreedharan, the 88-year-old engineer, a household name in the state, told Hindustan Times on Thursday that his decision to join active politics is well thought out. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2021 08:52 PM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

'Metro man' E Sreedharan set to join BJP, says 'party can do justice to Kerala'

  • Sreedharan’s entry will be a big boost to the saffron party in Kerala where it is a distant third-runner.
E Sreedharan at his residence in Ponnani, Kerela. (HT/Arijit Sen)
E Sreedharan at his residence in Ponnani, Kerela. (HT/Arijit Sen)
Updated on Feb 18, 2021 09:37 PM IST
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ByRamesh Babu, Thiruvananthapuram

'Metro man' E Sreedharan set to join Bharatiya Janata Party

The Indian engineer acquired the sobriquet of the 'Metro man' of India after he oversaw the launch of the metro rail project - a showpiece of the modern urban infrastructure.
‘Metro man' and DMRC Principal Advisor, E Sreedharan during the inspection of the newly constructed Kochi Metro train station Palarivattom on Thursday.(PTI)
‘Metro man' and DMRC Principal Advisor, E Sreedharan during the inspection of the newly constructed Kochi Metro train station Palarivattom on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 18, 2021 01:42 PM IST
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ByRamesh Babu | Edited by Arpan Rai

Government nod to service extension of LMRC MD

While LMRC MD Kumar Keshav was not available for comment, sources in the housing department confirmed that the state government gave its nod to the proposal for a two-year extension to him.
Lucknow , India - Feb. 20, 2019: Commissioner Railway Safety official (CRS) with Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation official final inspecting the Rail track on the Gomti river in Lucknow , India, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. (Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Lucknow , India - Feb. 20, 2019: Commissioner Railway Safety official (CRS) with Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation official final inspecting the Rail track on the Gomti river in Lucknow , India, on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. (Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2019 11:36 PM IST
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Free rides for women just poll gimmick, says metro man E Sreedharan

Sreedharan highlighted that the Delhi Metro was under a Rs 35,000 crore debt, adding that providing free travel would set an alarming precedence for other metros in the country, which also carry “heavy debt burden”.
AAP leader Atishi hit back at Sreedharan on Friday and said that his response seemed “political”.(HT Photo)
AAP leader Atishi hit back at Sreedharan on Friday and said that his response seemed “political”.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 22, 2019 10:23 AM IST
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‘Disease will spread’: ‘Metro Man’ Sreedharan asks PM Modi to reject AAP’s free ride plan

E Sreedharan, who set up the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, has told PM Modi that Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP government should be told to directly pass on the fare to women commuters, but not allow anyone to travel free.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on June 3 had announced women will soon get to travel free in metro and state-run buses. Kejriwal said the free ride offer will be optional, women who can afford it will be able to pay for the ride. (Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on June 3 had announced women will soon get to travel free in metro and state-run buses. Kejriwal said the free ride offer will be optional, women who can afford it will be able to pay for the ride. (Sanjeev Verma/HT photo)
Updated on May 23, 2020 09:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAnisha Dutta

Bullet trains are for elites, India needs a safe rail system, says E Sreedharan

E Sreedharan says he also doesn’t agree that the Indian Railways has made rapid progress. He cites that apart from bio-toilets, there has been no technical upgradation and accident record has not improved either.
File photo of former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan.(HT Photo)
File photo of former Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2018 08:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu

PM Modi allows setting up panel to lay down standards for metro rail systems

The committee to lay down standards for metro rail systems in the country will be headed by E Sreedharan.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union urban affairs minister Hardeep Puri in the cockpit of a metro train after the inauguration of the Mundka-Bahadurgarh section of the Delhi Metro's Green Line by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via videoconference, in Bahadurgarh.(PTI Photo)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Union urban affairs minister Hardeep Puri in the cockpit of a metro train after the inauguration of the Mundka-Bahadurgarh section of the Delhi Metro's Green Line by Prime Minister Narendra Modi via videoconference, in Bahadurgarh.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 24, 2018 11:38 PM IST
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