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Delhi Metro Museum Celebrates Second Anniversary

The Metro Museum at Patel Chowk celebrated its second anniversary today with quiz and drawing competitions being organized for school children to mark the occasion.

Students from various schools across the city, from standard five to ten, participated in the competitions. While the quiz competition was oriented towards increasing the awareness of students about the Metro – its rules and regulations, the drawing competition was based on the theme ‘Delhi Metro – the city`s lifeline’.

These competitions are expected to help the students in becoming more aware about the rules and regulations in the Metro, which will help them to maintain better discipline and etiquette in the future. The Metro Museum has been organizing visits for school children on a regular basis with the same purpose.

On the 1st of January, 2009, the Metro Museum, the first of its kind in South Asia, was presented as a New Year gift to the people of Delhi. A treasure trove of display panels, historical photographs and exhibits about the Metro, the museum traces the genesis of the Delhi Metro.

In the last two years, the DMRC has worked tirelessly to further enrich the museum with more exhibits and information panels. Specially designed Delhi Metro key chains have been added recently to the souvenir counter of the museum as a sale item. Miniature train models, Metro tie pins and cufflinks are already available at this counter.

There are a total of 26 informative panels in the museum along with working models of the Operational Control Centre (OCC) and a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). Various other exhibits are also on display such as a miniature of the Delhi Metro mascot, station models, a detailed route map etc.

During these two years, the museum has been visited by a number of national and international delegations and has earned a lot of appreciation for its displays and its academic significance especially for the students and researchers studying about modern mass transport systems.

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