- Sanitization and other cleanliness measures will continue even after Covid: Kumar Keshav.
LUCKNOW (Metro Rail News): In a webinar organized by Lucknow Management Association on the theme of ‘Future of Metro Services’, Mr. Kumar Keshav, Managing Director of Uttar Pradesh Metro, described Metro Rail Transport as the backbone of urban transport system and said that under increasing pressure on cities, Metro has emerged as the best option for intercity transportation. He said that Lucknow Metro has achieved the fastest ridership recovery after Covid and the cleanliness measures taken during this period will be continued in future also, even after situation becomes normal.
“Ms. Kavita Pathak, Mr. A.K. Mathur, Mr. Praveen Dwivedi, Kazi Meeraj Ahmed,Mr. Rajiv Pradhan, Mr. Anupam Saxena, Mr. Shishir Jindal and other distinguished guests participated in this webinar. Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd., Mr. Keshav said in his address that the Lucknow Metro had completed its construction work 36 days before the deadline and set an example for other metro projects”, it said in a statement.
At present construction work of Kanpur Metro Project is also progressing on full swing. Referring to the research conducted by her institute, Director of Jaipuria Institute of Management, Ms. Kavita Pathak said that Metro has made successful efforts to spread awareness about various facilities like, Go Smart Card and Ticket Vending Machine.
Speaking on the occasion he also highlighted the fact that, due to these efforts and public confidence, Lucknow Metro has been able to achieve the fastest ridership recovery in comparison of other metros. He said, we have already recovered 60 per cent of the ridership of pre Corona times. This achievement is also important because so far many important institutions like schools, colleges, offices etc. are still closed. Due to our efforts people have also shown their faith in Metro as the safest mode of travel in the city.
Mr. Keshav also emphasised on the need of a system like ‘One City One Card’ to make the city’s transport system more smooth and commuter friendly. Only by establishing coordination between different transport systems, we will be able to ensure last mile connectivity. The expansion of the Metro network in cities will also play an important role. He praised UP Metro team’s hard work and dedication, hoping that all the upcoming Metro Projects will also achieve similar success in future.