The next time you want to know what you should and should not do while travelling on the Metro, play Snakes and Ladders. Last week, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) introduced games, such as Snakes and Ladders and Ludo, which tells you how to behave on the Metro. But, don’t go looking for these games across town; they’re available only at the Metro Museum in Patel Chowk station.
“We introduced such games and bookmarks to educate young commuters about Metro safety,” says DMRC spokesperson Anuj Dayal. The route of the map will also be printed at the back of the game.
While some youngsters are excited about such an initiative, most are unsure if they would want a board game that came with instructions. “A metro bookmark will be cool, specially if it has quotes or funky graffiti. I always read on the metro and I can use the bookmark then,” says Harshika Thakur, 20, a student.
For the sceptics, comic-books and tees are a better option. “The most important instruction on the London underground is to ‘mind the gap’, as people get injured. To make that popular, they have T-shirts, mugs, magnets — everything with the message. We need stuff like that,” says Kritika Kumar, 27, a banker.
“I love reading comics and interesting new characters guiding people on how to behave in the Metro would be a great idea,” says V Ramanan, 21, student of Jamia Milia Islamia. “ Cool T-shirts with slogans about dos and don’ts really sounds fantastic. They should however, be priced reasonably for the college-goers,” says Himani Bahuguna, 27, working with a media house.
The Metro Museum showcases the history and journey of the Delhi Metro. Besides miniatures of the metro and large maps of various routes, the museum also has a curio shop that sells key chains, ties, pens and books with the motif of Metro on it.
Nearest Metro station: Patel Chowk Metro station