Encouraging commuters in the city to put on their best behaviour while travelling by the metro railway, the Delhi Metro Citizens’ Forum will now offer its services in neighbouring Noida as well.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Tuesday announced that volunteers will now cross the boundaries of Delhi. The programme is being launched with a four-day membership drive being carried out at two metro stations in Noida.
“Starting the drive from the Noida Sector 15 metro station on Tuesday, the drive will be carry on for three more days and will conclude at the Noida Sector 18 metro station on Friday,” said a DMRC spokesperson.
He said the drive will continue at the Sector 15 metro station on Wednesday and will be carried out at the Sector 18 metro station on the remaining days from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Delhi Metro officials will be present for the duration of the programme at the special stalls in the unpaid area of the metro stations where they will distribute application form and information material to interested commuters.
“The metro officials will counsel and explain the programme in detail to the new volunteers. All those commuters who wish to become volunteers would be called for an induction-cum-training programme at Metro Bhawan later this month,” the spokesperson said.
On the first day of the recruitment programme, more than 100 enthusiastic commuters filled out the forms and showed interest in enrolling. According to spokesperson, the total number of citizen volunteers had reached 400 with more showing interest in joining in.
“The DMRC recently organised an induction programme for fresh volunteers who wanted to join the Metro Citizens’ Forum. This was the sixth induction programme organised to recruit volunteers since the Forum’s inception on January 18, 2009. The Forum was formed with the intention of encouraging proper travelling etiquette and behaviour among metro passengers. It is also aimed at training citizens to act in a responsible manner during an emergency situation in the metro,” the spokesperson said.
The Delhi Metro organised a meet of all the volunteers of Metro Citizens’ Forum at the Metro Bhawan on January 22 to mark the first anniversary of the Forum that was started last year.