Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) celebrated 75th Independence Day with patriotism and fervor today at the Administrative Building, Gomti Nagar and Metro Depot at Transport Nagar. On this occasion, Mr. Kumar Keshav, Managing Director, UPMRC, hoisted the flag and saluted the tricolour, in the presence of all the Directors and Senior officials. After the national anthem, tributes were paid to the immortal martyrs and freedom fighters.
In his address, Shri Keshav expressed his gratitude to the security personnel, sanitation workers, doctors and all the corona warriors who served the nation with great dedication during the times of Corona. He assured that Kanpur and Agra Metro projects are progressing at a fast pace as per the schedule. He said that preparations are being made to conduct Metro trials in Kanpur in November this year.
Paying homage to the brave martyrs of the country in the function organized on the occasion of Independence Day, Managing Director Mr. Kumar Keshav said, “Only by being loyal to our duty, we can truly serve our country. Even in the odd
circumstances arising out of Corona last year, U. P. Metro employees performed their duties with utmost devotion. We are proud that the Lucknowites are getting the benefits of Metro’s professional team and world class facilities. As a result, we have seen rapid improvement in our ridership.’’
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Celebrations
Referring to the ‘Freedom Metro’ exhibition as a part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations, Mr. Keshav said that this is a small effort to highlight the contribution of various freedom fighters as well as our achievements in the last 74 years of independence. The exhibition inside the ‘Freedom Metro’ train can be seen from 6 am to 10 pm on 16th August at Munshi Pulia Metro Station. With Freedom Metro, a Selfie Point has also been set up at this station.
As part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’, a special band performance by Adarsh Karagar (Model Prison) prisoners at Hazratganj Metro Station is going to be organised by Lucknow Metro on the evening of 16th August, 2021. Apart from this, an LED wall has also been installed at this station on which patriotic songs will be shown throughout the day.