95-year-old Doctor, His 86-yr-old Wife Take A Joyride On Metro Train | Kanpur News

Kanpur: A city-based nonagenarian, who is a doctor by profession, and his 86-year- old wife, also a medico, took a ride on Kanpur Metro train and found it to be extremely comfortable. The husband-wife duo said Kanpur Metro is world class and comparable with Metro anywhere in the world be it London or Zurich.
The 95-year-old Dr AC Pradhan, his spouse Dr Sushila Pradhan, both of whom have retired from GSVM medical college riding on Kanpur Metro on Friday morning were accompanied with their son Siddhartha Pradhan, who too has retired from a well-known private firm.
The four members of Pradhan family boarded Kanpur Metro at 6 am from Motijheel station and travelled up to IIT Kanpur. They then travelled back to Motijheel and thus they covered a distance of 18 kms.
The entire family, especially the senior Pradhan, was quite excited to have travelled in Kanpur Metro. He recalled the times when he had seen trams operating in the industrial city.
Though senior Pradhan has limited movement due to his age, he is quite active otherwise, has travelled across many countries and lived for five years in London. Ever since Kanpur Metro was commercially launched, he was excited to travel onboard on it but at the same time he was also a bit reluctant considering botheration caused to his son. He was happy to see the Metro infrastructure when he reached Motijheel station on a wheel; chair.
The Metro staff received him with grace and a smile. “We had a wonderful experience travelling in Kanpur Metro. It is world class. I have travelled across many countries, and our Metro is comparable to the Metros in the West. Truly world class. My father was very excited to travel in it ever since it was launched, so we fulfilled his wish today. We travelled for a total of 18 kms”, said Siddhartha, a sexagenarian. Siddhartha said that his father told him that he had seen trams operating in Kanpur during the British era. “My father is probably one of the few persons alive who has seen both the tram and the Metro operating in Kanpur”, he said.
“My father was professor and head, department of dental surgery in GSVM medical college and his mother Dr Sushila Pradhan was professor and head, of department of pathology”, Siddhartha said.

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