Lucknow: With a motto to encourage mass awareness and self-initiated drive for protecting our environment and keeping Lucknow Metro a clean and green mode of Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) for the people of Lucknow, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) today led by Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director started a mass ‘shramdan’ cum environmental drive to celebrate the World Environment Week.
On the occasion, Kumar Keshav the Managing Director said “We at Lucknow Metro must inculcate this habit of cleanliness in our daily affairs to ensure and retain world class cleanliness standards at our premises and surroundings.” “We must not hesitate to pick garbage with our hands and should try to maintain our cleanliness on our own. This is the only way to take forward the Clean India Mission of the Government”, he added.
All Metro officers and staff gathered at the Transport Nagar Metro Depot this morning and started contributing towards intensive cleanliness of the Depot and the Transport Nagar and Krishna Nagar Metro stations. They all participated in the ‘Mass Shramdan’ organised by the Corporation and were very happy to be a part of the drive.
Sharing his experience, Mr. Vishal Kumar Nath, a Customer Relation Assistant (CRA) said “cleaning and caring for our environment must be one of our prime responsibilities apart from the office work. We must take care of our surroundings just as we take care of our home and try to keep it clean, green and lively”.
Ms. Neha Kumari, Station Controller/Train Operator (SC/TO) said “as a Station Controller or as a Train Operator, the first and foremost duty of the individual should be to make sure that his/her Metro station or the Train which he/she is driving is completely neat and clean. This reflects the good habits at Lucknow Metro as a whole and shows our positive concern for the environment”.
While Mr. Manoj Kumar who is working as a Junior Engineer (Safety/Environment) commented “LMRC has always encouraged us to take up activities related to the environment for its betterment. Our MD Sir always motivates us for taking an initiative for bringing a positive change in society”.
LMRC has decided to undertake an environmental campaign during the World Environment Week from 3rd June, 2017 to 9th June, 2017 wherein many environmental awareness activities such as sapling plantation drive, external training session on environment, quiz competition, slogan competition, poster/green selfie competition, training session by Confederation of Indian Industry-IGBC(CII-IGBC) Team etc. will be held to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the mother earth.
Lucknow Metro observes the “World Environment Week” every year and these activities are the part of Lucknow Metro’s green initiatives for the city to make it green. LMRC has planned to provide an environmental friendly Mass Rapid Transport for the public from the first day of its inception. Lucknow Metro ensures that its every activity is an environmental friendly endeavour so as to keep the city clean, green and lively.