Accessible for specially-abled citizens
Kanpur Metro is probably the first public transport system in the city with adequate features for specially-abled persons. Apart from the presence of on-ground staff constantly monitoring passengers who need assistance, the metro stations on the priority corridor are equipped with wheelchairs as well.
With lifts, provisions of priority seating areas in coaches, emergency buttons and much more, Kanpur Metro is committed to offering a hassle-free commute to all the differently-abled people. On January 7, a group of specially-abled people visited the newly launched Kanpur Metro and appreciated the facilities provided by UPMRC.
The promise of safety
Following the sanitisation module of the New York Train System, Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation (UPMRC) has deployed UV lamps to disinfect its trains. Notably, UPMRC is the first metro corporation in India to use this latest technology ensuring deep cleaning of the coaches and metro stations in Kanpur and Lucknow metro.
Going by the claims made by the experts, this innovative method is not only efficient but is also more economic than manual sanitation. Using this international technique, UPMRC ensures a bacteria-free train in just 15 minutes!
Lost & Found in Kanpur Metro!
Apart from offering safety from viruses, Kanpur Metro is also determined to keep your belongings safe as well. Recently, a woman left her bag with personal belonging in the baggage scanner at the IIT Kanpur Metro Station. Upon realisation, the woman walked back to the station where a responsible staff returned the bag to its rightful owner.
While we don't mean to make you turn careless while travelling in the metro, this piece of information is only meant to state the fact that Kanpur Metro is indeed a pretty safe choice of commute for all.
Feasible social distancing
Unlike other public transport systems, practising social distancing is actually feasible in Kanpur Metro. To ensure strict adherence to the social distancing norms, carriage units in the metro come with seats marked for the same. Additionally, at a time, no more than 2 people are allowed to use the lifts at any metro station.
Apart from this, the lifts on the priority corridor in Kanpur Metro are also equipped with stickers to make sure people follow the COVID-mandated rule. With stringent social norms at the stations and precautionary measures in the coaches, this modern transport vehicle is ferrying the local crowd with utmost safety, efficiency and ease.
Mobile charging point in the coaches
Keeping up with the changing times, this mode of public transport has an innovative addition unlike any other means of public commute in the city. With dedicated USB ports for charging phones in the coaches, Kanpur Metro proves to be the most convenient mode of intra-city travel for people who are dependent on this handy set like us. So, even if your phone's battery is about to die, simply take the metro and charge your phones on the way to your destination.
By offering a safe and convenient journey, Kanpur Metro has helped people get over the menace caused by traffic jams and vehicular congestions in the city. With all the measures undertaken by the UPMRC in order to ensure safety amid the ongoing third wave of coronavirus, Kanpur Metro is on its way to becoming the most preferred commute option in the city.