Lucknow Metro construction is in full swing and is estimated to have the first phase up and running in the next few months. But like any other construction site, LMRC’s work in progress might breach the safety of unsuspecting public. This concern was raised by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav who is aware of the floating population which travels to Lucknow from nearby towns. To ensure that no accidents happen, LMRC is launching a project to give specialized training to its employees.

This 96-hour intensive training will be called Behaviour Based Safety (BSS) and will be imparted in India for the first time, in Lucknow. Commuters from nearby districts like Sitapur, Barabanki, Sultanpur, and Agra enter the construction area without prior knowledge of safety precautions. “At this point, it becomes imperative for our employees working on the site to sensitize people about right behaviour while driving or walking inside a high-risk zone,” said Daljeet Singh, Director of LMRC. The staff can alert public about unsafe actions, accident-causing factors, and consequences
of flouting norms much in advance.

The first phase construction of Lucknow Metro has definitely impacted the traffic in the busy spots of state capital. LMRC has imparted training to 2100 employees who are working on the site to make them more aware of their surroundings. It is mandatory to undergo this training before entering the construction site, thanks to Uttar Pradesh government.

The workshop includes two parts- a general training of 12 hours each for all employees and the remaining 84 hours are spent on role-specific training which ensures safety of public by eliminating hazardous situations at project sites. For example, a traffic marshal will be trained on how to guide the pedestrian to cross a road near metro site, workers will be taught to put right kind of reflectors at nights, and how to ensure smooth traffic movement of heavy and motorized vehicles on highways.

People of Uttar Pradesh are definitely feeling safe because of such initiatives by the Samajwadi government.