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‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan in UN high level advisory group

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Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, Principal adviser of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) accepted an invitation of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to serve on his High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport (HLAG-ST).

(Nick name – Metro man)

The service period is three years and Sreedharan has accepted the offer who is also a Kerala State planning Board Member.

'Metro Man' E Sreedharan in UN high level advisory group

Objectives of HLAG – ST

  • The group was announced by the U.N. Secretary General on August 8, 2014, to formulate recommendations on sustainable transport actionable at global, national, local, and sector levels.
  • The group will work with governments, transport providers, businesses, financial institutions, civil society, and other stakeholders to promote sustainable transport systems.
  • To provide a global message and recommendations on sustainable transport, including on innovative policy and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
  • Will launch a “global transport outlook report” to provide analytical support for recommendations.

About E Sreedharan

  • Sreedharan was born on 12 June 1932 in Pattambi in the Palakkad district of Kerala.
  • Retired as Indian Engineering Service (IES) officer


  • Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2001
  • Named one of the Asia’s Heroes by TIME magazine in 2003
  • Chevalier de la Légion d’honneurin (highest decoration in France) 2005
  • Padma Vibhushan in 2008

Books on Him

  • Karmayogi: E. Sreedharante Jeevitha Kath is an authentic biography by M. S. Asokan.
  • A short biography on E. Sreedharan was penned by P.V. Alby, named Jeevithavijayathinte Paadapusthakam.