Delhi Metro Celebrates 15th Foundation Day
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today celebrated its 15th Foundation Day during which the Lt. Governor of Delhi Shri Tejendra Khanna lauded it as a "24 - carat gold standard organization" and urged it to provide guidance to other organizations on how to improve their functioning.
The Lt. Governor was the Chief Guest at a function organized on the occasion in which Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development and Chairman, DMRC, Dr M Ramachandran, DMRC Managing Director Dr E Sreedharan, Delhi Metro Directors, officers and staff were also present.
On the occasion of the Foundation Day, Barakhamba Road Metro station was declared the `Best Metro Station`. Situated in the commercial hub of the city, the station has emerged as `gateway` of Delhi Metro ever since the organization`s headquarters shifted to the nearby Metro Bhawan. The station handles about 20,000 passengers everyday but remains well maintained throughout the day with best customer support.
Shri Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Group Station Manager, Rajiv Chowk, won the `Metro Man of the Year (2008 - 09)` award for his outstanding professional acumen and organizational skills in managing the station which has very high passenger footfall as it serves as the interchange for the Indraprastha - Dwarka Sec. 9 and Central Secretariat - Jahangirpuri lines.
DMRC also instituted a new award this year for best contractor with regard to safety performance. The first Safety Shield was presented to M/s Metro Tunneling Group, a joint venture of DYWIDAG - L&T - SAMSUNG - IRCON - SHIMIZU.
Twenty - one other Metro employees were awarded for outstanding performance in their respective areas of work. Employees of Delhi Metro also put up a cultural programme on the occasion.