UPMRC celebrates Metro Diwas 2021: 4 Glorious Years in pursuit of Excellence of Commencement of Metro  Services in Lucknow

Lucknow: Lucknow Metro today completed 4 successful years of commencement of metro services in Lucknow and to commemorate this accomplishment of inception of metro operations on 5th September, 2017; Metro Diwas 2021 was organised at Metro Depot, Transport Nagar in which all the UPMRC officials and employees participated with vigour & enthusiasm to celebrate this momentous occasion.

To grace the occasion with his esteemed presence, Durga Shankar Mishra, Chairman, UPMRC and Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, Government of India joined via video conferencing to congratulate and send best wishes to UPMRC in this journey of 4 years which was full of both challenges & achievements.

Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, Chief Secretary, Government of Uttar Pradesh was the Chief Guest of the programme who inaugurated the programme by lighting of the lamp followed by Ganesh Vandana in the presence of Amrita Soni, Secretary, Housing, Shri Kumar Keshav, MD, UPMRC, directors, senior officers of the organisation and other employees also attended the programme.

On this occasion Durga Shankar Mishra, Chairman, UPMRC and Secretary, MoHUA, GoI said,” We should focus on multi-modal integration of transportation along with last mile connectivity to make metro services more comfortable & convenient for the public. There is only one objective behind all plans & policies of our Hon’ble PM, Shri Narendra Modi which is ease of living. While serving the people or prime aim should be to make the metro preferered mode of travel. Kanpur Metro will help in decongestion and bringing down pollution levels in the city which will bring back the glory of industrial city of Kanpur. To improve mobility in Lucknow which is evolving rapidly, I have urged state government to consider construction of Corridor 2 in the city.”

On this occasion Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, Chief Secretary, GoUP said, “I congratulate UP Metro for their dedication & commitment during these 4 successful years of metro operations on behalf of state government. Lucknow Metro has achieved new benchmark in punctuality, safety, comfort and passenger service. The DPR of Gorakhpur Metrolite has already been approved by the state government and has been sent to PIB for approval. Many other cities like Varanasi will soon benefit with Metro as groundwork on metro projects in progress. I have also urged central government for better financial model for the Metro projects in UP along with better terms and conditions. The construction work of many airports and expressways is in progress in ful pace during the period of Yogi government and we have to develop, exapand and synchronise the metro system with same speed in our cities.”

On this occasion Shri Kumar Keshav, MD, UPMRC said, “I congratulate the entire team of UPMRC, general consultants & contractors on these 4 glorious of accomplishments. During this journey we have overcome many challenges with our determination & hardwork.  Lucknow Mtero services were affected due to Covid-19 pandemic but still we managed to achieve fastest ridership recovery to 45,000. The projects of Kanpur & Agra are aour dream projects which will make mass transit more convenient and safe for the public in the long run by providing smart mobility. The construction of Agra Metro project is also in full swing and will be completed before the scheduled deadline. Like Lucknow Metro we will try our level best to get the 9 metro stations of ‘Priority Corridor’ of Kanpur Metro certified by IGBC platinum rating in the beginning.”

MD’s Gold & Silver Medal Award

Like earlier, on the occasion of Metro Diwas 2021 a prize distribution ceremony was held in which Shri Kumar Keshav felicitated best performing employees for their outstanding contribution in various fields. MD’s Gold and MD’s Silver medals were awarded to these employees recognising their achievements associated with the Metro Project, Metro Operations & Metro Maintenance categories.

In the best Metro Project staff category, MD’s Gold medal was awarded to Mr Sheet Basant Singh, Assistant Engineer/Civil while the MD’ Silver medal was given to Mr Suraj Kumar, SE grade-II/Civil. Similarly, MD’s Gold medal in the Best Operation and Rolling Stock category was awarded to Mr Chandan kumar Pandey, SC/TO grade-I while the MD’s Silver was bagged by Ms Shivani Vaishnav, SE grade-II/Rolling Stock. In the Maintenance category, Mr Gaurav Singh, SE grade-II/P-way won the MD’s Gold medal while Mr Arun Maurya,SE grade-II, E&M was felicitated with MD’s silver medal. The MD’s Gold medal and MD’s Silver medal carried a cash prize of Rs 5,000 & Rs 3,000 along with a certificate of appreciation.

Moreover, the best kept and maintained Metro station award was awarded to CCS Airport Metro station for the year 2020-21. The operational staff of CCS Airport was given a memento, certificate and a cash prize of Rs 10,000 in recognition of their exemplary performance.

Unveilling of Limca Book of Records

To celebrate the momentous occasion of Metro Diwas 2021 Shri Kumar Keshav unveiled the certificate of ‘Limca Book of Records’ at CCS Airport Metro station. Lucknow Metro has entered the ‘Limca Book of Records’ for completing the construction of underground metro station of CCS Airport in just 19 months 10 days.

3.25 croreth commuter & Top 3 GoSmart card users felicitated 

After this event, 3.25 croreth passenger, along with top 3 highest recharge value GoSmart card users namely Mr were honoured by Managing Director at the station. A music band performance was also organised for the commuters at Hazratganj Metro station from 5:30 pm onwards for their recreation and entertainment.

Lucknow Metro offered free metro ride for all GoSmart card holders on 5th September, 2021 as a gesture of sharing festivities of Metro Diwas 2021 with people of Lucknow. On the occasion of Metro Diwas 2021, PD outlets offered ‘Special Discounts’ to the metro commuters to add to their joy on this special day.

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