Volunteers of the Metro Citizens’ Forum conducted a special awareness drive on Wednesday to enforce better behaviour and discipline among commuters inside Delhi Metro trains and at stations.
About 30 volunteers divided themselves into three groups and travelled on all the three operational routes of the Delhi Metro.
“Vacating seats reserved for women, senior citizens and physically challenged was the main focus of the drive. The volunteers helped many women and senior citizens get seats. They also requested commuters not to play loud music inside the trains and helped them to queue up at the busy Rajiv Chowk station,” said a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation spokesperson.
The Metro Citizens’ Forum is an initiative of the DMRC to seek the cooperation of the masses in instilling better behaviour, etiquettes and discipline among metro commuters. At present more than 300 volunteers are cooperating with metro officials in maintaining etiquettes and discipline in the trains and stations.
“On an average, the metro carries about eight lakh commuters everyday. In the wake of increasing ridership and the scheduled opening of many new corridors in the coming year, such cooperation from commuters has become very important,” the spokesperson said.
Delhi Metro commuters who are interested in joining the forum can apply at firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also contact the station managers of the metro stations for details.