DMRC advises kids not to fly kites near Metro tracks
New Delhi: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) advised children not to fly kites to mark Independence Day anniversary, particularly those with metallic and Chinese 'manjha', near its tracks with overhead electric lines especially at Pink line, on Friday.
"If the kite strings come in contact with the 25,000 volt Over Head Equipment ( OHE), it may prove fatal besides damaging the Metro system," DMRC said in a statement.
The DMRC said it had conducted a month long campaign by reaching out approximately 5,000 school students at the newly built Mukundpur depot site to raise awareness at a time when people fly kites to mark India's Independence Day anniversary.
Meanwhile, the campaign was also extended to thousands of residents of nearby colonies in north Delhi. The campaign included skits, street plays and use of banners and was mounted to raise awareness among children.
"This extensive community outreach campaign was organised from July 8 to August 10, to sensitise the local communities and schoolchildren with a view to avoid any incidences of flashover on the 25,000 Volt OHE, which may take place due to kite strings, especially metallic/Chinese manjha and may prove fatal besides damaging the Metro system/property," a statement from the Delhi Metro said.