Sreedharan to retire tomorrow; Mangu Singh to take over

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New Delhi, Dec 30: E Sreedharan will retire as DMRC chief on Saturday, Dec 30 and hand over reins to colleague Mangu Singh after a highly successful 16-year tenure during which he transformed the capital's transport sector through Metro.

79-year-old Sreedharan, who joined the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in 1995, will formally hand over charge to Singh, a veteran Civil Engineer, tomorrow evening at a brief ceremony at the 'Metro Bhawan' here. The iconic 'Metro Man', who changed the way Delhi travels by constructing the modern transport system in the capital in a short span of time, will retire after having worked in government service for over 58 years of which 16 years he spent in Delhi Metro. After his retirement, Sreedharan plans to spend his post-retirement days in his native village in Thrissur district of Kerala.

In an interview with PTI recently, Sreedharan summed up his experiences in Delhi Metro as "very satisfying" and attributed the organisation's success to the "different work culture" and fast decision making process. 56-year-old Singh, a civil engineer from Roorkee University, will assume office tomorrow, a DMRC spokesman said. Singh, who oversaw the high-speed Airport Express Line, is Sreedharan's choice to step into his shoes as the 'Metro Man' wanted an engineer of repute to take over the charge. 

PTI

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