B. S. SUDHIR CHANDRA

Adviser RITES, Nagpur Metro Rail Project, RITES, Gurgaon


Areas of Interest:

Consultancy services for Survey, Construction of New lines, Double lines.
Consultancy services for Planning and Implementation of Metro Rail Projects.
Tender documents framing, Evaluation and Award of Tenders.
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Specialization:

Construction projects - New lines, Double lines, Gauge conversion lines.
Metro Rail Line constructions - Elevated structures, Tunnels, Depots Tracks (Ballasted and Ballastless Plinth type and Slab type tracks)

Consultancy Areas:

Railway tracks, Metro Rail Projects - Planning and Execution.
Framing of Tender documents for mega railway projects including Metro Rail Projects.
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Sector Associated With:

Industry

Sectors Interested to Offer Service:

 

Major Professional Contributions:

In a short period of three years, completed and commissioned 750 kms of Double tracks, Gauge conversion lines from Metre gauge to Broad gauge.
At Bengaluru, as functional Director of Metro Rail planning and implementation, conceptualised Phase 1 of the project and executed it. Opened 17 kms of metro lines on Elevated structures with 16 Elevated Metro stations and two Depots and Workshops. Tunneling in hard rock and mixed soil conditions completed for about 8 kms by Tunnel Boring Machines.Constructed underground stations for the Metro by 'Cut&Cover' method involving construction of temporary supports like Sheet piling, Soldier piling and strengthening the base soil by polymer grouting, rock anchoring, soil nailing, etc.
Cast-in-situ Bored piles - Bearing piles and Friction piles in the case of Elevated structures and Stations.
Precast, Prestressed Concrete girder segments - Central casting in the Casting yard. Transporting and Launching on the piers and final prestressing of the segments..

Professional Experience:

  • Joined Indian Railways in Nov, 1965 as Asst Engineer probationer for two years and rose to the level of Member, Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to the Govt of India, Ministry of Railways.
  • Held position of Executive Engineer Survey, Construction for 8 yrs, Deputy Chief Engineer (construction) for 3 yrs, Divisional Railway Engineer for 3 yrs,Chief Track Engineer for 5 yrs, Chief Administrative Officer (construction) for 4 yrs, General Manager of Zonal Railway and ultimately superannuated as Member, Railway Board after 1 yr and 8 months.
  • After superannuation, was Adviser to the Govt of Karnataka for Bangalore Metro Project for 3 yrs and then became Functional Director in Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.
  • Was on deputation to Zambian Railways for 5 years for Construction of a new Railway line.

Keywords:

Metro projects.
Tender and Contract Management.
Railway lines Planning and construction..

 

Contact Information

Office

Res address : Apt. A 502, Sterling Terraces, 100 Feet Ring Road, Banashankari
3rd Stage. BENGALURU. 560085.
TF Nos: Mob. +919886073352 Res. +918041172179

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Education

  • B.Tech 1964 IIT,Chennai Civil Engineering
  • M.Tech 1965 IIT,Chennai Structural Engineering.(completed Academic
    portion: thesis not written as got selected
    in the Indian Railway Service of Engineers in
    all-India competitive examinations held by
    the Union Public Service of Commission in
    September, 1964)

 

Awards and Major Professional Recognitions

  • Awarded Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2002 by IIT, Chennai.
  • Hon'ble Minsiter for Railways awarded the 'Gauge conversion shield' for the Best performance in Gauge Conversion in Indian Railways in. 1998(when I was working as Chief Administrative Officer - construction).
  • Endowment Award for Outstanding Concrete Engineer of Karnataka in 2007 by Indian Concrete Institute, Karnataka Bangalore centre, Bangalore
  • Elected Fellow of the Indian Academy of Engineering, India in 2005.
  • Honoured as a "Specialist from Service Undertakings" in 2012 by Civil Aid Techno Clinic, affiliated to the Bureau of Veritas, an International company.
  • Chairman, Board of Governors in the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela for 3 years from 2011 to 2014.

Link to Website


INAE Section Affiliated I: Civil Engineering


Year of Election to Fellowship: 2005


Year of Birth: 1943