Shri Kumar Keshav, MD, UPMRC addresses Metro Officials about operational preparedness for continuity of Metro Services post lockdown

As per the Press Release , Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Limited (UPMRCL) on Friday conducted a special session at Centre of Excellence for Training (CoET) in Metro Depot, Transport Nagar. This special meeting was convened by Shri Kumar Keshav,MD,UPMRC in which various aspects of operational preparedness were discussed in detail for continuity of Metro services post lockdown.

After the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, the Metro services were suspended during the lockdown but Metro staff is all geared up for the resumption of Metro services again. Under the dynamic leadership of Shri Kumar Keshav,MD,UPMRC the Metro officials and staff has been working day in & day out for the maintenance of operational Metro system to cause minimum inconvenience to commuters. Several precautionary measures and arrangements have been taken by UPMRC for the safety & hygiene of passengers to provide a smooth & hassle free travel to them.

The different initiatives which were highlighted in this special address today by MD,UPMRC include the through sanitization of both the Station premises & inside trains.

Shri Kumar Keshav emphasized upon the regular sanitization of all points of contact every 4-5 hrs like TOMs (Ticket Counters), TVMs (Ticket Vending Machines), Customer Care centers, Entry-Exit AFC gates, handrails inside trains, handrails of escalator, platforms, lift buttons,etc with slogan that “Adopt Metro with social distancing”.

He also instructed the operational staff to ensure that Station Controllers (SCs),Customer Care Assistants (CRAs) & security personnel to wear masks and gloves while dealing with commuters. UPMRC has already made arrangements for availability of tissue papers & sanitisers at all the washrooms of Metro Stations. Special emphasis is being also laid on mopping and cleanliness inside the Metro premises. Kumar Keshav also advised the Metro staff to encourage the passengers to use GoSmart Card which is a contactless form of travel with reduce the change of contracting the virus. The GoSmart Cards can pe recharged online and therefore ensure a safer travel experience. The card can be used for getting token from ticket vending machine for with their families. Lucknow metro will be sanitsed  at every 4/5 hour and every metro train are also santised twice a day.

UPMRC has been running various awareness campaigns through audio-visual messages and posters about different precautions, Dos & Don’ts and things to be kept in mind for the prevention of Corona Virus, through official Facebook and Twitter accounts @OfficialUPMetro .

Source: UPMRC – Press Release

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