New Delhi, dt. 05-03-2011
man was killed at Uttam Nagar West Metro station today morning when he
unauthorizedly tried to cross the platform by jumping on to the track
instead of using escalators or lifts provided for this purpose.
incident occurred at 7:25 am today when a man identified as Rahul
Thapa, age around 25 years, S/o Mr. Gopal Thapa, R/O- Loha Ghat Thana,
Uttrakhand jumped on to the track from Up platform of the station and
tried to get on to the Down platform of the station just as a train from
Dwarka going towards Noida was entering the platform at Uttam Nagar
West Metro station.
train operator immediately applied the emergency brakes but by the time
train stopped, two coaches had already entered the platform area. The
man, was immediately taken out from the under frame of the train by
station staff in a conscious state with no visible injury marks and was
rushed to the Deen Dayal Upadhyayay Hopital. However, the doctors
declared him dead at around 09:30 am.
To avoid such unfortunate instances, the DMRC would like to again
reiterate that passengers should always use Foot-Over Bridge (FOB),
lifts, escalators etc. to cross over platform from one level to another.
As per the Delhi Metro (Operation & Maintenance) Act, walking on or crossing the railway track is also a punishable offence.