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Delhi Metro to ban single-use plastic on its premises

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 October 2019, 13:17 IST

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is contemplating of banning use of single use plastic on its premises and directions on the matter are to be issued soon, official said.

Civic bodies and other organizations have come up with campaigns to snub the use of single use plastic in line with PM Modi’s vision.

"The issue regarding use/ban of plastic on Delhi Metro premises is being reviewed by the management from the perspective of all relevant guidelines, bylaws, statutory requirements on the subject.

"Taking into consideration all these aspects, the DMRC will be framing and issuing necessary guidelines for compliance by all its stakeholders in the next few days," Executive Director of Corporate Communications, DMRC Anuj Dayal said.

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Some of the shops at station have already started keeping paper bags to give out purchased items to customers.

He also spoke to reporters on this matter during a preview of grey line which is soon to be functional that will join Dwarka to Najafgarh via 4.2 km corridor.

After the opening of this corridor, the span of metro will reach 377 km with 274 stations, including 28 interchange provisions.

DMRC has undertaken various green measures in the past, from use of solar power use to eco friendly buildings.

First published: 4 October 2019, 13:17 IST
 
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