Metro commuters can now hope to see the periphery of the stations more clean with new DMRC chief Mangu Singh ordering regular cleanliness drives to ensure that the premises are kept tidy.
Singh, during a meeting last week, also stressed on the need for proper maintenance of parking lots at various Metro stations in the capital and specifically instructed officials to ensure that the areas are "well-lit" for commuters during night hours.
Delhi Metro officials said Singh was of the view that "non-core" areas of stations like its periphery and areas around it were being ignored and pitched the need for them to be kept clean and tidy.
"Singh instructed officials to soon launch special cleanliness drives to maintain cleanliness in the areas around the Metro stations. He also instructed the Operations and Maintenance personnel of DMRC to rope in the other civic agencies also for these drive," an official said.
The meeting was held to review the performance of the organisation in January, the first after Singh take over as the managing director on January 1, 2012 after E Sreedharan retired.
Singh also asked officials to give priority to cleanliness in areas around the stations and directed them to undertake special drives.
"Emphasis was made for more enforcement and more checking with regard to cleanliness. He also stressed that there should be more supervision," the official said.