Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has found a unique way of celebrating womanhood on the upcoming International Women’s Day. It has announced a slogan and article-writing competition only for women. Entries will be accepted between February 28 and March 5, 2018 (midnight) in Hindi or English on its official website.
“A substantial percentage of Delhi Metro’s commuters comprises women who form an integral part of the system. Delhi Metro has always strived to provide a safe, comfortable and hassle-free journey to all its women commuters in the form of reserved seats in each coach and a separate ladies’ coach,” said DMRC in a press statement.
The topic for the competition is ‘Share your experience: When you felt Strong, Safe and Liberated with Delhi Metro’. The word limit for articles is 150 words and for slogans is 50 words
The press release also reveals that the women selected in this competition will receive rewards from DMRC on March 8, 2018, on the occasion of International Women’s Day at Delhi Metro’s Corporate Office in Barakhamba.
DMRC has organised this competition to salute women’s spirit. A large chunk of women in Delhi-NCR travel in metro for its comfortable ride, reasonable prices and hassle-free travel experience. However, the recent fare-hike has affected a lot of students whose only source of travel is the metro. This is specifically true for girl students who may have shifted to other modes of transport which are more unsafe.
But this is a problem across the board for commuters of the Delhi metro. Yet, a lot of people who travel long distances have adjusted to the price-hike as the other modes of transport are still more expensive than the metro.
Here’s to hoping that Delhi metro keeps celebrating women regardless of a day meant for them.
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