New Delhi: The Delhi Metro on Monday has put into service a six-coach train which
has been completely wrapped with photographs of freedom fighters and other Indian
icons to spread the message of patriotism.
The train will run between Samaypur Badli and HUDA City Centre (Yellow Line) for
the next two months carrying pictures of Mahatma Gandhi, Bhagat Singh, Subhash
Chandra Bose, B R Ambedkar, Lata Mangeshkar, former president APJ Abdul Kalam,
shahnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, cricket icon Kapil Dev, an official said.
Union Minister of State for External Affairs General V K Singh paid tributes to the
freedom fighters and martyrs by writing a message on the decorated train, he said.
The minister wrote – ‘Happy Independence Day’ in Hindi on a panel on the train at
the Lok Kalyan Marg Metro Station and wished people on the occasion.
“The metro train is carrying a lot of inspiring messages to spread the idea of
nationalism and unity among metro commuters,” the official said.