TWO LIFTS AT MAHANAYAK UTTAM KUMAR STATION DEDICATED TO THE SERVICE OF THE NATION
Kolkata, Date: 02.10.2021
Two lifts at Mahanayak Uttam Kumar station have been dedicated to the service of the nation today i.e. 02.10.2021 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Shri Sanjay Sil and Shri Tapan Nath the proud motormen who drove India's first Metro train on 24th October 1984 dedicated these two lifts to the service of the nation in presence of Shri Manoj Joshi, General Manager, Metro Railway and other senior officials.
Shri Joshi has expressed his hope that these lifts will help specially Senior Citizens and specially abled passengers to cross the two platforms of the station of Mahanayak Uttam Kumar station easily. Each of these lifts can carry 10 persons at a time.
Later, at Mahatma Gandhi Road Metro Station, Shri Manoj Joshi and other senior officers of Metro Railway offered Shramdaan today, in order to mark the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. General Manager garlanded a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi to pay his respect to the "Father of the Nation". Other officers also paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi.
Shri Prithiraj Sen, famous historian threw light on the works and thoughts of Gandhiji by reading out from his writings. A Mime show on ‘Unity is Strength’ was also presented in this programme by Mime Artist Sri Dipak Mustafi.
Free masks were also distributed among passengers at Mahatma Gandhi Road Metro station. Regular announcements were also made at all Metro stations requesting passengers to use eco-friendly cloth bags instead of single-use plastic.