His concerns rose when he read the news about the alarming the Malaria and Dengue fear in New Delhi. Then he made up his mind on what to do next.
Mosquitoes on Delhi Metro: The Daily Commute
Just like a normal day, the soul for daily commuters, the renowned world ranked Delhi Metro gushing into Rajeev Chowk, Mr. Sharma ji as usual felt victorious to be finally pushed inside metro. And as usual he missed his concessional rate of catching the metro. The untold grief & ranting over the rising metro fares with fellow passengers, he rushed to manage a seat while returning to his home along Blue line.
His discussion and “Panchayati” with fellow passengers about DMRC price hike over Operation and Maintenance cost. Or conflict over center-UT/state relation hiking the prices. He belonging to a very normal family and a regular job finds Delhi metro is the best to travel. Neither he has patience to face the hectic Delhi traffic when offices hours set off. It’s not that Mr. Sharma Ji could not afford the car but he chose the sustainable medium of mass transportation as Delhi metro.
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Mosquitoes on Delhi Metro: The Urban Rush
He always observes the jobseekers with formals and interview folder file who are heading to the new stay in Laxmi Nagar (being affordable, this place has brought up many good people working ahead in career progressions). All of sudden he went into intense thoughts, what if he or she has not eaten anything in the whole day just to save money to return back home and hiked price became villain. His concern got worsened when he crossed Yamuna Bank metro station, as the newcomers joined in with a buzz and aggressive attitude.
Mosquitoes on Delhi Metro: Prepare for Attack
Now the main HERO or Heroine of our untold story, DMRC was attacked not with the bullets or bombs but by the blood sucking mosquitoes! Mr. Sharma started dancing with the killer moves while sitting. On a daily basis there on, he would keep mum, and repeatedly get assaulted by the mosquitoes for next 6-7 days over next 5-6 metro stops. Up & down from Yamuna bank – as sewerage & drains flow openly flow along river Yamuna. His concern got fueled up when he read the news about the alarming the Malaria and Dengue fear in New Delhi. Then he made up his mind on what to do next.
Yes, it was his time to give the feedback; and he did it the right way. Not by ranting over increasing price of the metro fair and poorer operation & maintenance but he went to Yamuna Bank Metro station office and asked the station in charge to provide the FEEDBACK/COMPLAINT register so that he can bring the issue in notice.
Mosquitoes on Delhi Metro: The Bright Side!
Being an optimistic, and yes, as a common man he wishes to know when and what Delhi metro is doing to curb this issue. His feedback can make the difference not only to him but to all the fellow passengers who came to lively Delhi with their dreams. And would like to board a mosquito-free metro!
You can also work towards change by giving effective feedback on surroundings, and on Local Feedback’s survey drive for Indian Railway stations!