Mumbai: Mumbai Metro One with it Majhi Metro festival has truly shown direction for all transport services providers how to make citizens partner and hence create a sense of belonging amongst them
Majhi metro was launched first in 2014, with this festival Mumbai Metro got artists and architects from 20 Top arts colleges of Mumbai like JJ college of arts, L S Rahejaetc to design station environment. Winners of this contest were given the station and each and their art was converted into life-size wall murals at Metro stations. The concept was highly appreciated and others followed the suit with western railway and central railway taking a similar initiative.
Majhi Metro Festival 2017, celebrated film making as an art, where commuters could film their stories and share it on www.majhimetro.com, the festival started on 8th Feb 2017 and the last date for submission of entries was until 20th March 2017.
During the tenure of the festival, themed `#MyMetroMyStory’, more than 3,000 people registered for the competition and more than 300 entries were submitted. These films for budding filmmakers were judged by renowned filmmaker Anand Gandhi, winner of National Film Award for National Film Award for Best Picture for his debut film ‘Ship of Theseus’ on May 2, 2017.
This year, the first prize was won by Vikas Muthampa Rambil for the movie “Agla Station Tum”. Bhoomika Dubey from the same movie won the Best Performer Award. Runner-up movie was won by movie “Shoe Box”. The popular prize was won on basis of the votes by “Magic of Mumbai Metro”, “Platform” and “Thank You Metro” to name a few.
“The operational excellence of Mumbai Metro One and the commuter experience it offers have always been world class. The key to maintaining these standards consistently is in ensuring that commuters feel a sense of belonging. They must feel that Metro is their own and they have a stake in its flawless functioning and upkeep. MajhiMetro Festival is an event to foster a feeling of co-ownership among commuters,” said an MMOPL spokesperson.