The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has adjudged Barakhamba Road, Hauz Khas and Okhla Bird Sanctuary Metro stations as the cleanest underground, interchange and elevated stations of the Delhi Metro network respectively. Various Metro stations were assessed for their cleanliness during the ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ campaign organised from September 15 to October 2 to commemorate the 4th anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission.
Dwarka Sector 21 and ITO stations were also given consolation prizes for adherence to best cleaning standards. “As part of the campaign, a series of activities oriented towards raising the awareness about the importance of cleanliness were organised across the offices, stations, depots and residential colonies of the Delhi Metro network,” an official from DMRC said. The NCB Colony station site, Ballabhgarh and IICC station site, Dwarka were also awarded as the cleanest construction sites.
An online slogan writing competition on the topic ‘Clean Metro, Clean Delhi’ was also held by the corporation for commuters from September 20 to 26. The winners of the competition along with the above-mentioned winners of cleanest stations and construction sites were awarded at a ceremony by DMRC’s managing director, Dr Mangu Singh.
Addressing the gathering, Dr Singh said that cleanliness drives should not be confined to such fortnight-long campaigns only. “Rather, maintaining cleanliness should be taken up as an everyday challenge and everyone including Metro employees and commuters should work together towards the objective,” he said.
As part of the ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ campaign from September 15 to October 2, DMRC organised programmes at its premises across the Metro network. Nukkad Natak (Street Plays) were held at all interchange and other major Metro stations along with residential colonies to sensitize people about the importance of cleanliness. Banners to create awareness about cleanliness were also displayed at stations.
In addition, cleanliness drives were organised at all Metro stations, offices, residential colonies and construction sites of DMRC.
ON A CLEAN TRACK
- Dwarka Sector 21 and ITO stations were also given consolation prizes for adherence to best cleaning standards
- Spl campaign was organised from Sept 15 to Oct 2 by DMRC
- An online slogan writing competition was also held