Metro commuters to get safe travel lessons

For the next six days, Delhi Metro commuters would get safety lessons from volunteers under a special campaign to create better awareness about safe travel.

The volunteers from Northern Railway Bharat Scouts and Guides will counsel and educate a number of commuters at major inter-change stations like Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Central Secretariat and Chandi Chowk till Sunday.

 The awareness campaign is organised close to incidents of people getting stuck inside Metro trains which Delhi Metro has blamed on software malfunctioning.

During the awareness campaign, the volunteers will educate commuters on safe handling while entering or exiting the train at stations. They will be positioned at the train’s doors.

The aim of the campaign is to educate commuters about safe travel boarding and deboarding, queueing for boarding and using escalators, a DMRC spokesman said.

About 150 volunteers would guide passengers and distribute pamphlets explaining the do's and don'ts in trains and station areas. The decision to launch the campaign was taken by new Delhi Metro chief Mangu Singh at a meeting in the first week of February.

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