रौरकेला Rourkela (ROU): Padma Vibhushan Engineer Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, popularly known as Metro Man, was conferred with honorary degree of D.Sc. by NIT, Rourkela (NITR) at a special convocation held in Bangalore.
The convocation was chaired by BS Sudhir Chandra, FNAE Chairman, Board of Governors and attended by Prof SK Sarangi, Director, Prof KK Mohapatra, Dean (AR) and SK Upadhyay, Registrar of the institute. Dr Sreedharan was conferred the D.Sc in recognition of his contributions to the nation particularly in developing the Metro Rail Project of Delhi. All the scheduled sections of the Delhi Metro were completed by their target dates or before and within their respective budgets.
Later, Dr Sreedharan was appointed Principal Advisor of the Kochi Metro Rail Project and Chief Advisor for the proposed Lucknow Metro Project.