The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and the National Cadet Corps on Tuesday launched a joint campaign that will involve NCC cadets guiding commuters at busy Metro stations.
About 200 NCC cadets will be deployed during peak hours at metro stations for an initial period of two months. M.M. Pallam Raju, Minister of State for Defence, launched the programme at the Rajiv Chowk station. These cadets will encourage commuters to stand in queue and help ladies, disabled and elderly passengers and will also distribute handouts on Metro etiquette, a DMRC spokesman said.
Initially, the cadets would be deployed at the busy stations like Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Shahdara, Welcome, Inderlok, Pitampura and others. Over 5 lakh commuters travel on the Delhi Metro network everyday.
Meanwhile, DMRC also celebrated its 12th Foundation Day on Tuesday. Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit was the chief guest at the function.
Dikshit said Delhi Metro should be considered a role model for all government projects. She said others should study how DMRC completed its projects on time. Rajiv Chowk station was declared the “Best Metro Station” during the function.