Coaches will be covered with photos of freedom fighters, other icons.
New Delhi: Ahead of the Independence Day celebrations, the Delhi Metro on Monday put into service a six-coach special train, fully 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 Mangesh-kar, former president A.P.J. 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, the official 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.
“This six-coach special train fully wrapped with photographs of our freedom fighters, martyrs and soldiers such as Mahatma Gandhi, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Subhash Chandra Bose, Dr B.R. Ambedkar, great Indian personalities like Lata Mangeshkar, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Ustasd Bismillah Khan, Kapil Dev etc. will run on the Samaypur Badli-HUDA City Centre (Yellow Line) for the next two months.
The metro train also has a lot of inspiring messages to spread the idea of nationalism and unity among metro commuters. The train has been wrap-ped by M/s Eg. Communi-cations, the agency having the train wrapping rights on the Delhi Metro trains in association with M/s Prabhat Prakashan,” the Delhi Metro said in a statement.