Tarada tells Tunnels and Tunnelling that he thinks he might be the first person to assemble this triad of honours, although he has not checked with the relevant bodies.

Of his latest award, Tarada added: “I am delighted to receive a Fellowship from the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), in addition to my existing Fellowships.

“I am committed to use my Fellowships to improve fire safety in complex buildings and underground infrastructure worldwide. My sincere thanks to my sponsors at the ICE: Professor Tim Broyd, President of the ICE; Les Fielding, Fellow of the IFE and Tony Caccavone, Fellow of the ICE.”

Currently Tarada is working on the Delhi Metro; Lucknow Metro; Singapore Metro; Hackney Town Hall; Ethiopia AKH Railway; and Tottenham Hale Station Upgrade.