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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Senior citizens take free Metro ride

A group of senior citizens on Wednesday took a free Metro ride to the Metro Museum at Patel Chowk as a part of the museum’s sixth anniversary celebrations.
Some 20 elderly persons associated with an NGO were invited to the Metro Museum.

“They were brought by Metro from Tughlakabad and taken on a tour of the museum at Patel Chowk. It was a thrilling experience for some of them, as they had never boarded the Metro,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said in a statement.

“The Delhi Metro Museum has always been conscious about its social responsibilities. In the past also, special drawing competitions for cancer affected children and workshops for physically challenged kids have been organised,” it added.

DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh interacted with the senior citizens and also handed over gifts and souvenirs to them.

A new model of a standard gauge train coming out of an elevated Metro station was unveiled. “This new exhibit is expected to be a great attraction for visitors to the museum. A handcrafted standard gauge train model and new models of toy trains were also unveiled,” said DMRC.

According to DMRC, the Delhi Metro Museum is one of the few museums dedicated to Metro railway. “A treasure trove of display panels, historical photographs and exhibits about the Metro, the museum traces the genesis of the Delhi Metro. Since its inception, the museum has been visited by many eminent dignitaries, researchers and students,” the DMRC said.

Source: Deccan Herald, 1st Jan 2015

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