Pune: The two quick response teams (QRTs) started by the MahaMetro to handle cases of emergency at the metro project working site are not only catering to the project but also lending a helping hand to people.
Over 100 cases of traffic chaos, accidents, helping senior citizens and other activities are handled by the two teams which are deployed at Vanaz-Ramwadi and Pimpri-Swargate corridors.
Officials of the MahaMetro said the QRTs are working in three shifts. A dedicated vehicle has been given to each team comprising four members.
The teams are equipped with first-aid bags, stretchers, searchlights, light battons and other equipment. “The teams are involved in clearing traffic, helping accident victims, rushing victims to the hospital, informing the family of the victims about accidents, helping senior citizens, people with special needs etc,” said an official from MahaMetro.
Officials said that the team members of the QRT are given training on dealing with the challenging situations. The teams have worked on filling small potholes, cleaning road and assisting police officials. The teams work in three shifts and provide help to the police in religious functions like Dr BR Ambedkar Jayanti, Navratri and others.