Under the wake of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ initiative, Delhi Metro will observe ‘Swachhta Pakhwada-2021’ from April 1 to 15 to promote cleanliness in and around premises. Keeping in mind the ongoing pandemic, the objective of the campaign is to continue focus on ‘Hygiene and Sanitation’ and to reinforce the message of cleanliness amongst the public.
During this fortnight, the Delhi Metro will launch a cleanliness drive across all vulnerable locations on its network. Each day of the pakhwada will be dedicated to specific area(s) for cleaning, sanitation etc. available at stations depots, residential colonies, site offices and construction sites.
On the dedicated days, the designated areas will be cleaned extensively. These include ticket vending/validating machines; ticket counters/Customer Care Centre; security frisking and baggage handling points; passengers movement area i.e entrance, concourse and platforms; toilets especially those meant for Divyang passengers; Automatic Fare Collection (AFC) gate; stairs and handrails; cleaning of lifts, escalators & travelators; metro parking area etc.
DMRC officials at all stations and construction sites will liasion with concerned civic authorities like MCD, NDMC, GDA, NOIDA, MCG,MCF etc. by carrying out intensive cleaning, removal of encroachment, beggars/vendors etc. in and around Metro premises. Moreover, removal of posters, debris, damaged items etc. from Metro properties, viaducts, station areas will also be executed during the period. The Metro staff deputed at stations will also guide/counsel the general public to abstain from defacing the Metro property.
Following is the list of activities scheduled for the entire event spanned over 15 days:
Cleaning and maintenance of toilets (more emphasis on toilets for Diyang passengers)
Cleaning of surrounding areas of within 50 metres
Cleaning of parking areas
Cleaning of passenger movement area at station i.e entrance, concourse & platforms
Cleaning of security frisking and baggage handling points
Cleaning of glass surfaces
Cleaning of ticket vending/validating machines and ticket counters/Customer Care Centre
Cleaning of AFC gates
Cleaning of stairs and handrails
Cleaning & upkeeping of notice boards/signage
Cleaning of lifts
Cleaning of escalators & travelators
Cleaning of interchange areas, ramps, subways, passage etc.
Cleaning of working areas and office/service and technical rooms
Cleaning of Property Development (PD)/ Property Business (PB) areas