Metro rail, the pride of Delhi

The Metro rail will not be a success till all the passengers are educated and respect the rules and regulations of the project in a civilised manner. Defacing of the trains by vandals must be checked severely.

SURFACE TRANSPORT in Delhi is in a state of chaos. There are more vehicles in Delhi than in any other metropolitan city and they are congesting the roads day by day. The result is long waiting time, traffic blockages and numerous road accidents. So what is the answer? Pollution has nearly pushed Mother Earth onto its deathbed. Thousands of factories and vehicles are pouring tons of pollutants into our atmosphere every day. At this juncture, the Metro rail comes as a breath of fresh air. The Metro is providing a valuable service. Metro rail is indeed a boon for the existing traffic scenario. It would certainly provide us with a smooth, efficient and eco-friendly transport system in the Capital.

December 25, 2005, was the inaugural day of the Metro. On this day Delhi got a much-awaited gift of comfortable and dignified mode of travel — the Metro rail. Thousands thronged the station to enjoy a ride in the air-conditioned coaches. It is cheaper and faster than any other mode of transport. Ticketing is fully automatic. All entrances to the Metro stations are controlled through automatic flap gates.

A training school for drivers and other operating staff has been set up. The Delhi Metro has been equipped with the most modern communication and train control system.

The work of Metro rail project is being undertaken in different phases by the DMRC. The government is taking every possible step to complete the project as soon as possible. Though tight security arrangements have been made, the concerned agencies must ensure the implementation and enforcement of rules and regulations. The Metro is a technological marvel that promises an international experience of travel.

The launching of the Delhi Metro is a result of team effort, hard work and dedication of the entire Metro team and the work is still going on war-footing in many parts of Delhi. The Metro rail will not be a success till all the passengers are educated and respect the rules and regulations of the project in a civilized manner. Defacing of the trains by vandals must be checked severely. Let us hope that the Delhi Metro fulfils all its promises and comes up to the expectations of the people.

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