Honestly,I had thought I’d be doing a tag in my next post. But while watching a news-bit on TV,right now,I had this outflow of thoughts that I needed to scribble down here.This is the bit I’m talking about.Yes,E Sreedharan has withdrawn his resignation from the post of Managing Director,Delhi Metro Rail Corporation(DMRC).
He had made a formal announcement on his 78th birthday,yesterday to step down from his much respected post.This resignation came right in the wake of a mishap,that happened a few days back at one of the Metro construction sites in Delhi which claimed five lives.And then in a span of 24hours he decided to withdraw the same after much coaxing from Shiela Dixit,the Delhi CM and the Centre alike.
And this has what has set me thinking about the credibility of the situation.Was it really necessary for Mr Sreedharan to withdraw his resignation?Is it not time that he paved way for others,who may be as deserving to run the organization,if not more?I am certainly not blaming him alone for what happened.Any project is a team effort and there are ‘n’ number of hands involved in making that a success or a failure.So pinning one person down will not be fair to say the least.
I am a huge admirer of E Sreedharan.In fact I firmly believe that he has been instrumental in putting our country on a global map by the way he has handled the Metro project for so many years. I feel fortunate and proud to see my country shaping up so well with its metro network so well in place and its all thanks to Mr Sreedharan and his team.
But now shouldn’t he be giving others too a chance?This has happened before too.He has put in his papers a couple of times in the past and everytime they have been rejected.Whatever may have transpired between him,the State and the Centre now,shouldnt the authorities be honouring his decision to step down and enjoy his domestic life?Or is it that he doesnt want to step down and he is doing all this just to keep the furore down? I doubt that though.I respect him too much to actually believe he would be resorting to such shrewd techniques.
I know its his decision ultimately and I’m in no way disputing that.This is just a string of thoughts that crept into my mind which I wanted to let out and free myself.