LUCKNOW (Metro Rail News): Lucknow metro is witnessing a steady rise in its ridership day by day, with passengers choosing this mode of travel over other modes of transport and ensuring their safety. Our ridership has crossed the 40 thousand mark and is continuously rising every passing hour. But knowing that our battle with Corona is not over yet, Lucknow Metro is fully committed towards ensuring the complete safety of its commuters by undertaking several sanitization measures and proper monitoring of all trains and stations. Ever since the pandemic hit Lucknow Metro operations, Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Shri Kumar Keshav is strictly overseeing all sanitization measures and conducting regular inspections for Ticket counters, TVM Machines and Entry/Exit points in all metro stations.
Right from the entry point of the stations to ticket vending machines, escalators and lifts, regular cleaning with disinfectants is done after every two hours. Similarly, the entire metro train is sanitized with UV rays in the metro depot and only then brought to the mainline for commercial operations.
It is mandatory for every passenger to wear a face mask at all times, as soon as one enters the station premises. Also, they are required to record their body temperature near the baggage scanning area to assure the security staff of their health. All these measures are regularly monitored by UP Metro officials.
MD, UPMRC Shri Kumar Keshav has assured all metro commuters that Lucknow Metro is the safest mode of travel for the people of Lucknow who choose to travel by a public conveyance. He has also appealed to the passengers to prioritize their own safety amidst this corona dread and make sure that their surroundings are clean and hygienic.
MD Kumar Keshav has also assured that not just Lucknow Metro, but these measures are undertaken regularly in other ongoing Metro Projects in Uttar Pradesh, namely, Kanpur Metro Project and Agra Metro Project. All employees and commuters present in any of our Metro station premises are supposed to follow social distancing and strict wearing of face masks.
Since the corona pandemic breakout, there have been many technological inventions to meet the growing urgency of increased sanitization measures. The use of UV (ultraviolet) rays for complete sanitization and disinfection from viruses was one such excellent invention which was brought to use by Lucknow Metro, ensuring highest standards of hygiene for metro passengers.
After successfully experimenting this method of sanitizing the entire Metro coach by UV Rays in January 2021, Lucknow Metro has become the first Metro service in the country to use this technique. This is indeed a unique feat in itself, and Lucknow Metro is leaving no stone unturned to ensure utmost safety for its commuters.