LUCKNOW (Metro Rail News): Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) restarted the Metro operations of Lucknow Metro for its commuters on 7th September 2020 and it has been running its services smoothly. The commuters are cooperating and in turn, the ridership has been gradually increasing with each passing day. Mr Kumar Keshav, MD, UPMRC conducted an inspection & took an overview of CCS Airport, Krishna Nagar & Hazratganj Metro stations. During the visit, he also interacted with Metro commuters onboard & elucidated the advantages & benefits of using ‘GoSmart card’ for daily travel.
“Shri Kumar Keshav conducted an inspection to review all the safety measures, preventive steps & guidelines of the government were being complied with inside the Metro operational system. He also ensured that all the adequate arrangements were done catering to the commuter health, personal hygiene, safety & security. Lucknow Metro has been providing the safest commuting experience to the public while maintaining & following all the social distancing norms inside the Metro premises”, a statement said.
During the visit he took note of Health Desk being monitored effectively in doing thermal scanning, checking the status of Arogya Setu app & sanitizing the passengers was being done before entering the Metro stations. During the interaction with Metro commuters, he highlighted the various benefits of GoSmart card which ensures Total contactless Travel right from entering the Metro station, boarding the train to exiting the premises. Apart from the cashless transaction with no currency exchange GoSmart card also offers a discount of 10% on each Metro journey. He emphasized that a GoSmart card user doesn’t need to stand in the queue to buy tokens & if such a need arises he can easily buy multiple tokens through his card.
Mr Keshav, while addressing the commuters inside the train said,” Lucknow Metro is the safest way to travel especially during this time when people are concerned about their health, safety & security. We have been providing all the state of the art facilities to our commuters with our world-class infrastructure so that they experience an enjoyable metro ride. UPMRC also assures that cleanliness & upkeep of its premises is being maintained to meet the expectations of our commuters”