COUNSELLING OF MOTORMEN'S FAMILY MEMBERS IN METRO
Kolkata, Date: 10.07.2023
Metro Railway has been taking all possible safety measures to ensure safe and secured services for its lakhs of commuters. As per the instructions of Shri P Uday Kumar Reddy, General Manager, Metro Railway, regular mock drills, tutorials, special sessions etc are being organised on regular basis to impart proper and updated training to Metro staff. In an unique initiative, Metro authorities have now taken a step forward to organise counselling session of the family members of Motormen in order to make them aware about the working conditions in Metro as well as know their grievances.
The Electrical Engineering Department organised first such session at the Training Institute of Noapara on 09.07.2023. In this session wives of Metro Motormen were present in numbers and they were taken to the Simulation Room to let them know how their husbands, with great responsibilities and alertness drive the Metro rakes packed with passengers through the underground tunnels and over the viaduct daily. A referral video was also shown to them. In this session, they were requested to ensure proper, adequate and quality rest of the Motormen which is a must for them before joining the duty. Wives of the Motormen were also requested to serve proper hygienic diet in order to keep them fit and allow them to lead a healthy lifestyle.
In order to deal with the mental stress, each participant was requested to practise yoga, meditation or any other activities daily which helps to remain stress-free and face any situation calmly. Motormen, who need to join duty early in the morning were advised to go to sleep early and not to waste time on social media platforms unnecessarily. Their wives were requested to remain vigilant to ensure this.
All the family members who were present in this counselling session were requested to spend quality time together and give Metro Motormen comfortable space in order to rejuvenate themselves at home.
An interactive session was also conducted in this programme in which family members of the Motormen exchanged their views, ideas and experiences with the Metro officials.
Metro authorities have planned to organise more such counselling sessions in the coming days in order to interact with the family members of all Motormen, who are one of the driving forces of Kolkata Metro in order to make them aware and spread the message of combined responsibility, togetherness and alertness.
Chief Public Relations Officer