Lucknow Metro all set to start North-South corridor. Proud of LMRC and Consultants :Bouyant Keshav Kumar MD.
Lucknow Metro is all geared up to commence its commercial run/operations of the entire North-South corridor (phase 1-A) from Chaudhary Charan Singh (CCS) Airport to Munshipulia for public. Ahead of the commencement of the entire corridor for public services, Shri Kumar Keshav, MD, LMRC took a final overview of the preparedness of all Metro stations from Munshipulia to Lekhraj.
During the visit, Shri Keshav interacted with Station Controllers / Train Operators, Customer Relation Assistants (CRAs) posted on the newly constructed stations of the balance section and duly reviewed all the security arrangements. He gave special instructions to the house-keeping staff of the Metro stations to maintain the proper cleanliness at the stations.
In addition, he also inspected the parking facilities outside the elevated stations of the balance section and instructed the civil engineers to ensure that after the commencement of the entire North-South Corridor (Phase – 1A) for public services, the commuters will get a convenient parking facility at the elevated stations between KD Singh Babu and Munshipulia Metro stations.
The various public utilities like availability of drinking water, washrooms for the specially able and general public, etc were also reviewed. The functioning and operability of Token Vending Machines (TVMs) installed at the stations for issuing tickets/tokens and recharge of ‘Go Smart’ cards was also checked and examined thoroughly. The working of all the lifts and escalators installed for swift passenger movement and for the convenience of commuters to and fro the station premises was also observed minutely.
Shri Keshav felt immensely satisfied and expressing happiness with the preparedness of the Metro stations from Munshipulia to Lekhraj he said,” This was the biggest challenge to finish the Lucknow Metro Rail project ahead of its schedule target deadline which we have achieved. This would not have been possible without the committed, dedicated and hardworking LMRC staff, General Consultant and other contractors who have together made this distant dream- a reality.” He also reiterated,” If we are determined and focused to accomplish our goal then no one can stop come what may and one should continuously strive day and night to pursue one’s ambition with vigor, enthusiasm and passion.” ‘’Work is Worship” should be our ideal and there is no substitute of hard work which pays off in the long run, he emphasized.
Afzal Ali Shah Maududi.