For Diwali, DMRC to take special measures
NEW DELHI: Keeping in mind the festival fever, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to launch a special drive to ensure smooth operation of its trains.
Director (Operations) Sharat Sharma has directed all officials of Operations and Maintenance wing to intensify their travel by the metro while moving to and fro duty, a DMRC press statement said.
The move comes close on the heels of the Metro fare hike, which is being opposed by the Delhi government and the ruling Aam Aadmi Party.
According to DMRC, the special drive is aimed at ensuring that any minor issues or incidents, which may affect pleasant travel experience for the millions of passengers in this festive season, is directly monitored and attended to by the officials in the least possible time.
It said the drive also is intended towards ensuring the "highest level" of cleanliness on its premises. Presently, the DMRC network consists of about 218.17 km, with 164 stations along with six more stations of the Airport Express Link. The network has now crossed the boundaries of Delhi to reach Noida and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and Gurugram, and Faridabad.