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Delhi Metro success mantra attracts management graduates

delhi Updated: Sep 21, 2011 17:00 IST

Its doors are open not just for commuters, but also for management graduates from across the globe, engineers, bureaucrats and others who flock the Delhi Metro wanting to know its success mantra and management practices.

Through the year, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation hosts high-profile guests and corporates from different parts of the world who come here to learn about the technical advances the transport system possesses and its functioning.

The visiting students and professionals ask the Delhi Metro officials to explain to them the management practices being followed by the organisation and how projects are being implemented on time without any cost overrun, a DMRC spokesman said.

And some reputed American universities like Yale, Stanford, Wharton and Pennsylvania send their management graduates every year to Delhi Metro for a field visit during which they are taken around the underground and overground stations and explained how the stations are kept clean always.

"We have kind of a day-long programme for such visiting professionals. They are taken to stations where they see for themselves the way it was built and the facilities available and later they interact with senior Metro officials who answer their questions," the spokesperson told PTI.

People who are completely unrelated with the Metro system like doctors, politicians and others too come for interaction with Delhi Metro officials on a variety of issues.

Delhi Metro, which currently has a ridership of over 20 lakh, also hosts recruits of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie every year.

"They are very much interested in knowing the rescue management plan, disaster management plan and other precautionary measures taken by the Delhi Metro in the event of a disaster," the spokesman said.

In October, officials and engineers from Seoul Metro will visit the Delhi Metro to learn its functioning and the visit will be followed by doctors from Myanmar.

Most of the editors and journalists from foreign countries who visit New Delhi as part of guided tours make it a point to visit the Delhi Metro and its stations, the spokesperson said.

"The Ministry of External Affairs has been sending a number of requests to us for arranging field trips for visiting foreign dignitaries and journalists. The recent groups were from China and Nepal," he said.