Metro Chief E Sreedharan back at work
Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan, who underwent a successful bypass heart surgery last month following a heart attack, will resume work from tomorrow.
New Delhi: Delhi Metro chief E Sreedharan,
who underwent a successful bypass heart surgery last month
following a heart attack, will resume work from tomorrow.
77-year-old Sreedharan will attend the usual Monday
meetings in Metro Bhawan tomorrow after over a month.
"He is joining tomorrow after taking rest for over a
month. He is completely fine now and has recovered from the
heart surgery," DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal said.
Dayal said that Sreedharan was briefed about every
development during the period he was taking rest at his home
"He has been meeting the directors and heads of
departments for over two hours everyday and this has been
happening for the past two weeks," he said.
Sreedharan underwent a by-pass surgery at the
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital here on April 9, a day after he
suffered a heart attack. He was discharged from the hospital
on April 15 and has been taking rest since then.
Doctors had advised the `Metro Man` to take "complete
rest" for at least 6-8 weeks before he resumes work.
But the soft-spoken DMRC chief has been briefed by his
colleagues about the day-to-day work and giving instructions
to them over a host of issues.
"Even when he was in the hospital, one director used to
go to him everyday and brief him about the happenings. He was
kept in the loop always," Dayal said.
It is understood that the DMRC chief was very keen on the
activities as the organisation is going through a crucial
phase to complete the projects related to Commonwealth
Games by September.
DMRC has three more lines, including the show-piece
Airport Express Line, to be completed by September.
Sreedharan was admitted to the hospital on April 8 after
he complained of severe chest pain at the Delhi Airport from
where he was to fly to Kolkata.
His right coronary artery was cent per cent blocked and
the left one too had a blockage.
Doctors at the hospital used four grafts to bypass the