The name Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya is eternal in the world of engineering. A Bharat Ratna Awardee, he was also called the precursor of economic planning in India. The Chief Engineer of the Krishna Raja Sagara dam on Kaveri river in Mysuru, which created the biggest reservoir in Asia at that time, it is he on whose memory Engineer's Day is celebrated on September 15. CW takes this opportunity to recognise the engineering marvels of modern times by taking cognisance of the efforts that ultimately produce works of infrastructural excellence. It is the engineers who play a key role in driving successful completion of projects by ensuring all safety measures and assuring the foundation of a particular project. Testimony to this has been the novel engineering projects that have made it to CW's pages over the years. Among several projects featured, the recent completed landmarks include the Hindon Elevated Road in Ghaziabad, which is among India's longest six-lane elevated roads; the Delhi section of the 82-km 14-lane Delhi-Meerut Green Expressway, India's first sustainable expressway; India's first underwater Metro tunnel in Kolkata; Chenani Nashri, India's first tunnel with a world-class integrated tunnel control system in Jammu and Kashmir; India's longest river bridge, the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge, connecting Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. From the invention of the wheel in olden times to the drones today, it's an engineering mind that has taken human technology to another level. It is not an exaggeration to say that everything we see around us is the result of a concoction of an engineers' scientific and imaginative thinking.
CW appreciates and salutes these genius minds for the marvellous creations they have produced.
More power to India's engineers!