Mumbai: Three-day celebrations starting Saturday will mark Mumbai Metro’s first anniversary. There, however, will not be any fare discount for commuters.
Mumbai Metro was inaugurated on June 8 last year, making it the first Metro rail of western India.
As per the plans, Saturday onwards there will be exhibitions, performances and felicitation programme, among other activities.
Between Saturday and Monday, there will be two exhibitions. Students of engineering and technical institutes will comprise the first exhibition at Western Express Highway station, highlighting use of technology in transportation systems. The second exhibition will be at Ghatkopar station, wherein exhibits will showcase Mumbai Metro One’s focus on customer initiatives.
The third plan will have performances at the stations — concourse and platforms — as well as inside the trains, whenever possible. These will be conducted by the National Streets Performing Artists.
On Saturday morning, heroes of Mumbai Metro, ie commuters who have already been recognised for their helpful acts, will be felicitated. These commuters have been helping the Mumbai Metro staff in various ways, such as by nabbing those littering, and catching hold of those clicking photos of women commuters on the sly.
Differently-abled and senior citizens will be given a ride on Metro as part of the celebrations. On Monday, a cultural programme has been organised for the staff inside the Mumbai Metro depot premises at Four Bungalows.