Commemoration of slain engineer in line of duty, by renaming a project which he built.

Commemoration of slain engineer in line of duty, by renaming a project which he built.

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Petition for naming Badarpur Flyover in honour of martyred highway Er Rajinder Kumar Chawla

Confidence…. thrives on honesty, honour, sacredness of obligation and on unselfish performance. Er. Rajinder Kumar Chawla believed every word of it and lived by this dictum...literally. Honest and upright engineer Chawla was shot dead, at point blank range by hired assassins on 26 August 2021. This hideous crime was allegedly committed by NHAI Contractor for not yielding to his illegal and dishonest demands related to a project to build foot over bridges along the NH 8 connecting Gurugram and Jaipur. The contractor was nursing a grudge over his inability to persuade Er. Chawla for the changes in design as well as extension of time for completing the construction of 14 foot-over bridges. Er. Chawla refused to accept bribes to dilute the design, and denied extension to the project, which was considerably delayed by the contractor. He is survived by his wife and two sons.


Soft spoken and with pleasing countenance, Er. Rajinder Kumar Chawla was working with Aecom, one of the world’s largest consultancy firms. Er. Chawla started his career in Haryana’s PWD after B.Tech (Civil) from prestigious REC, Kurukshetra (Now NIT, Kurukshetra) in 1979, and also worked for NHAI and NHIDCL on deputation for more than five years.

During his tenure at NHAI, he was involved as Project Director in several complex projects including one of the most difficult projects of a flyover and cloverleaf at Badarpur border in Delhi. Badarpur project’s execution was extremely difficult due to space constraints, heavy interstate traffic, and design challenges. Despite constraints, Er Chawla completed this project ahead of scheduled.


This petition is addressed to Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India to immortalize the sacrifice of Er Rajinder Kumar Chawla by naming Badarpur Flyover as Er. Rajinder Kumar Chawla fly over. It would be befitting tribute to the slain brave heart for the values and ethos he stood for. This will also act as a lighthouse to guide younger generations against the lurking dark forces in the profession of Consulting Engineers.

 

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