Nagpur’s Maha Metro, on 26 January, broke all its previous records of ridership and witnessed 56,406 riders (approx.) combining both, Orange- Aqua lines, in a day alone. The last record-breaking ridership was recorded on 27 December 2020 with a count of 22, 123 riders.
Nagpurians rushed in and were seen standing in long queues to buy tickets for the metro ride on the occasion of Republic Day. Among others, Sitabuldi Interchange station was hugely crowded. A fellow rider Surbhi Dhomne, said, I never saw such huge gathering of people at the metro before. This is very encouraging and would go a long way in boosting Maha Metro ridership.
The entertainment and shopping facilities at the Maha Metro stations levels up the riders overall experience and it adds another charm to the ride, said rider Anant Chopra.
To commemorate the Republic Day and attract more riders, Maha Metro had organised various events and competitions and different metro stations. Drawing, music performances, skating contest, CRPF band and other events added fun and riders were seen having a good time with family and friends.
As per reports, Maha Metro had already prepared themselves to deal with a huge crowd and staff workers including, guards, station workers and housekeeping were stationed on duty. Maha Metro now awaits to break this record as well.
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Rotary Club of Nagpur Vision organises kidathon, 4000 children participate
Rotary club of Nagpur Vision organized a marathon for children on January 22, 2023 called as RCNV KIDATHON. The venue was WCL ground, Civil Lines where approximately 4000 children between the age group pf 7-15 years participated.
They were divided into three groups of three km, four km and five km according to the age. Children of age seven to 10 participated in three km, 11-13 in four km and 14 – 15 in five km marathon. The motto behind this marathon was to encourage and educate children about out door activities and importance of exercise.
Fund raised by this event was donated to Gram Heeth for the benefit of farmers. The event was flagged-off by the hands of the Chief Guests, NMC Commissioner Radhakrishnan B and Dr Amit Samarth at half past six in the morning.
Different routes were planned for the children under the strict security of RCNV volunteers and police. Once the children finished the marathon they were handed goodie bags, certificates and medals.
The sponsors for this mega event were Mauli group, Parekh brothers, Ajinkya tutorials, Oak & Chisel, Xenicon Healthcare, Gaysons, Dinshaws, Treat ice cream, Bharatvarsh farms, Diamond chips, Icad Adventures and you, Sunder biscuits, Kamal Chabrani. Medical partner for the event was Seven Star Hospital.
The mega event took place under the guidance and supervision of RCNV President Dr Shivani Sule, Treasurer Rtn Ritesh Amidwar, Chairperson and huge number of volunteers from the club.