Mr. Sreedharan has been doing all that is in his capacity to inculcate some citizen spirit and a sense of civic responsibility in Delhiites. He may have been successful in giving the city the next level of public transport (Delhi Metro) but he’s still struggling to get across the simple message: “Passengers waiting on the platform are requested to allow passengers coming from the train to alight first.“
Meanwhile, the Race Course Road Metro Line (the one that goes through the VIP/Lutyens’ Zone) was relaid in order to prevent the felling of 30 trees. Read the following article for more on that.
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Neha Sinha (for cities.expressindia.com)
New Delhi, May 1: DELHI Metro’s Managing Director E Sreedharan has said he will personally address environmental issues that crop up as the Metro is being constructed. The idea, he said, is to complete Phase II before the Commonwealth Games, a task he admits is “daunting”.
“I am personally interested in the environment. I will meet any concerns that arise on the new lines,” Sreedharan said today.
The DMRC recently relaid the Race Course Road line to save 30 trees and the Central Road Research Institute is to submit a report on the environmental impact of the Delhi Metro in another two or three weeks. As part of his vision, Sreedharan has asked for one extra person to be deputed at every Metro station to help green the station and water all the plants and shrubs there.
The Metro MD hopes to make DMRC the world’s best Metro. “With our dedicated team, I expect the Delhi Metro to soon become world number one,” he added.
DMRC is currently at the top of the elite Nova Metro group comprising 14 medium-sized Metros with regard to punctuality of trains. The parameters in this best practices group are finance, efficiency, asset utilities, reliability and safety.
Sreedharan hopes to connect every commuter to the Metro. “The ultimate vision is to have a Metro station or feeder service within 500 metres of every passenger,” he said. The Delhi Metro had initially been designed to link congested areas, such as Rajiv Chowk, in order to reduce the number of vehicles in the area.
Previously on DelhiGreens: