New Delhi: As part of the 'Swachh Bharat Mission' initiative of the government, the Delhi Metro observed the 'Swachhta Pakhwada' from April 1 to April 15 under which a host of cleanliness activities were organised to promote cleanliness across all vulnerable locations on its network. Each day of the pakhwada was dedicated to specific areas viz. station premises, depots, residential colonies, site offices and construction sites etc. for carrying out these cleaning and sanitation activities etc.
This time, the main focus was on 'Hygiene and Sanitation' particularly keeping in mind the ongoing pandemic and reinforcing the message of cleanliness amongst the public.
In order to make the general public aware of the significance of the fortnight and to sensitize about cleanliness and hygiene in and around the metro premises such as ticket vending machines, ticket counters/Customer Care Centre; security frisking and baggage handling points; passengers movement area i.e entrance, concourse and platforms, toilets especially those meant for Divyang passengers); Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gate; stairs and handrails; cleaning of Lifts, escalators & Travelators, metro parking area etc.
During this fortnight, drives were taken for removal of encroachment, beggars/vendors etc. in and around Metro premises. Moreover, removal of posters, debris, damaged items etc. from Metro properties, viaducts, station areas were also executed during the period.
DMRC has always been appreciated for the cleanliness maintained by it at its stations and inside trains. These steps will help in further improving the travel experience for its commuters and encourage everyone to keep their premises clean and well maintained in the true spirit of the 'Swacch Bharat Mission' of the government.