Every other month, we hear people committing suicide at the metro stations by jumping to their death and honestly, it creates a maddening chaos and trauma around. Imagine the crowd around witnessing the incident or panicking passengers stuck inside a compartment, pertaining to the suicide! It is all an ugly scenario with a life lost, hundreds traumatized and of course, the disruptions of metro services.

In an attempt to abate the rising numbers of suicides, the DMRC authorities have initiated a social media campaign for commuters, titled ‘Never Give Up’.

This campaign is being channeled to encourage suicidal commuters to seek help from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials or to contact the security agencies if they are in distress.

DMRC’s staff will be sensitized to identify such people and to guide them to safety. The authorities are also actively urging people to keep a watch on fellow commuters “who look visibly upset and in need of help”. These commuters are then taken to a counselling session by the present metro officials, to discourage them from taking any further step which would be harmful or threatening.

Although in the last 2 years, Delhi Metro has taken several steps to curtail suicides within the premises of the stations, the numbers have been unfortunately increasing with every passing month.

According to Hindustan Times, “Between 2014 and 2018, 83 people committed suicide across 58 Delhi Metro stations. The maximum number of suicides , at least 32 , were on the Blue Line, which connects Dwarka Sector-21 with Vaishali and Noida Electronic City in Uttar Pradesh.”

More of platform screen doors will be installed across all stations in the coming times and it will undoubtedly be an appalling move! These screen-doors are a continuous barrier that prevents passengers from moving closer to the edge of the platform and it only parts when the train arrives. Further, the authorities are also planning to initiate a 24X7 helpline for the help for people in distress and we hope that this move, makes a difference.

The New Art has made Lucknow even more vibrant, with their artworks on metro station walls

"It has been a great journey so far and this is just the beginning."

If you've crossed or been anywhere near the Transport Nagar or K.D. Singh Babu Stadium metro stations here in Lucknow, we're sure that your eyes must've caught the vibrant artworks donning the walls here. These colossal and vividly hand-painted murals have definitely breathed a new lease of life in these two vicinities and all the credit goes to The New Art.

An art-startup based in Delhi, The New Art are a team of artists and designers who curate realistic murals which are truly a sight to behold and within a short period of time, they've whipped up over 300 artworks all over India. All of these art pieces done by them, are originally designed by the team, from scratch.

Keep reading... Show less

With these 15 Dos & Don'ts , prepare yourself better to beat the Coronavirus!

Let's just keep our fingers crossed for a better future ahead; till then follow these measures!

An outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has been plaguing citizens globally and with each passing day, the mortality rates have been on a fluctuating ride. Since COVID-19 has promptly risen up as a pandemic disease, people have been fretting to keep it at bay and this universal chaos, has led to the promulgation of wrong and ambiguous informations as well.

Keep reading... Show less

Keep yourself safe by following these precautionary steps to ward off Coronavirus

Do not ignore the symptoms and stay updated at all times!

The COVID-19 or Novel Coronavirus is a disease that has taken the entire world by storm. The international epidemic has made its way into India and it is highly crucial to keep a tab on the situation around and how you can keep yourself safe amidst all the chaos.

In these days and times, it is easy to get swamped away by loads of fake reports that don't paint the right picture. So, we've compiled everything here for you folks- all you need to know about the virus and how you and your loved ones can stay safe.

Keep reading... Show less

Fuel prices are some of the most easily affected commodity, every time a global situation arises. Be it a trade deal, an imposition or war, fuel prices fluctuate like a lightbulb about to get a short-circuit. Hence, amid the global coronavirus outbreak, which has been declared a pandemic by WHO, fuel prices around the world have dropped down.

Keep reading... Show less

Blue sky & a stunning view; South Delhi to soon get a plethora of open air restros

A meal with a view of the posh South Delhi vistas! What more could we ask for?

South Delhi is gearing up to provide residents of Delhi with a whole new experience and introduce new open air cafes on the lines of those in Europe and US. Soon, foodies will be able to bask in the sun or count the stars while enjoying a sumptuous meal and a stunning view, at any one of the upcoming open-air food outlets here at South Delhi.

Keep reading... Show less

Subscribe to our newsletter

Newsletter

Most Read

Headlines

Lucknow

Kanpur

Trending

Jaipur

Indore

Goa

Mumbai