Narendra Modi has found an unexpected ally in Delhi ‘Metro man’ MD E Sreedharan. Endorsing Modi to lead the country next, Sreedharan has praised his clarity, speed and boldness in decision making as key to faster development.
“Our problem is basically delay in taking government decisions and bureaucracy is responsible for it. We don’t have self confidence to take bold decisions,” Sreedharan said. In a further explanation, the IES official said, “I think there will be a change in decision making process. From what I have seen, the decisions he has taken till now were very fast,” giving an example, Sreedharan pointed out that “the factory in Salvi in Vadodra district of Gujarat for producing metro trains was set up in record time of 18 months.”
Sreedharan’s comments were made during a Japanese Embassy felicitation for him. Sreedharan was awarded Padma Sri, Padma Vibhushan for his public service efforts. He is also the recipient of Lokamanya Tilak award for 2013.