NGO underlines 'security gaps' in Delhi metro

New Delhi, Jan 30: A civil society organisation today raised concern over "safety gaps" in the Delhi metro and made a presentation to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh detailing the "lacunae".

"The Home Minister has emphasized upon the need to incorporate public participation with respect to security at metro stations in Delhi NCR as no credible security mechanism is present between the main gate and security checkpoints," Anuj Agrawal, general secretary of Maulik Bharat, said.

'Security gaps' in Delhi metro: NGO
The forum suggested that additional battalions of Delhi Police be stationed at the metro premises and services of scouts and guides and other volunteers be used to tighten security.

"The Home Minister said that this requires immense public participation for which work is already in progress and a volunteer force of 7,000 persons have already been trained in Kerala," a statement issued by the NGO said.

Delhi Metro network runs over 200 kilometres with around 160 stations. It has six separate corridors criss-crossing the NCR including, Gurgaon, Noida and Faridabad.


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