METRO RAILWAY OBSERVES 71st REPUBLIC DAY
Metro Railway observed the 71st Republic Day today on 26.01.2020.
As part of this programme, Shri Manoj Joshi, General Manager, Metro Railway unfurled the National Flag at Metro Rail Bhavan and took the Guard of Honour from RPF and Bharat Scouts & Guides.
In his address to the staff & officers present on this occasion, he highlighted the following achievements of Metro Railway :
- In the current financial year 2019-20, Metro Railway’s passenger earnings have been Rs. 160.08 Crores up to December’19 which is 4.94% more than Rs. 152.54 Crores earned in the same period of the previous financial year.
- The volume of passengers has registered an increasing trend of 0.62% by touching the figure of 16.21 Crores during the period from April to December’19 in comparison to 16.11 Crores in the same period of the previous financial year.
- During Durga Puja’19,Metro Railway has carried highest ever passenger of 9.22 lakhs in a single day on 03.10.19 (Panchami). on 07.10.19 (Navami), 8.51 lakhs footfalls were recorded which is highest ever on any puja day.
- Passenger earnings surpassed Rs.10million mark on 06.01.2020.
- Metro Railway has increased train services between Dum Dum and Noapara on weekdays from 107 to 121 and on Saturday from 81 to 99. This increase has immensely helped the commuters after the restriction of vehicle movement on TALA BRIDGE.
- RPF has rescued 30 children (10 Girls & 20 Boys) and prevented 14 persons from committing suicide in Metro Railway.
In his speech, General Manager has also mentioned that the commercial services on 5.3 km stretch of East-West Metro from Salt Lake Sector-V to Salt Lake Stadium will be commenced shortly.
Shri Joshi stressed upon to ensure safety, security, punctuality and enhance amenities for the passengers and urged upon the Metro employees to be more dedicated in providing best service to the commuters.
Shri Manoj Joshi, General Manager and Smt. Dipti Joshi, President, Metro Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation also distributed utility items among the patients at Tapan Sinha Memorial Hospital of Metro Railway.