Minister of state for home affairs, sh. haribhai parathibhai chaudhary visits delhi metro

The Hon’ble Minister of State for Home Affairs, Sh. Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary today visited the Delhi Metro and took stock of the security preparedness of the Delhi Metro system besides visiting the Maintenance Workshop and Training Institute at Shastri Park Depot.

In his half day visit to DMRC, the Minister, accompanied by Dr. Magu Singh, Managing Director/DMRC visited the Patel Chowk Metro station after which he travelled by the Metro train upto Shastri Park via Kashmere Gate Metro station during which he was shown and briefed about the safety and security related features available in the Metro trains. At Kashmere Gate, he inspected the security arrangements in place for the interchange of passengers from Line-2 to Line-1 and vice versa. At Shastri Park, he visited the Operation Control Centre (OCC) and Security Control Room. He was apprised about the overall operational control and security management of the Metro network by Dr. Mangu Singh, Managing Director/DMRC.

The Hon’ble Minister reposed trust and satisfaction about the overall handling of the operations and security of such a vast system which carries around 2.6 million passengers daily.

The Minister also visited the Shastri Park Depot to see the workshop/ maintenance practices and facilities available at the Training Institute for grooming professionals not only for the Delhi Metro but also for the other upcoming Metros in the country.

DMRC has got a very safe and sound security arrangement in place at all its Metro stations and depots. There are dog squads and bomb disposal teams, which swung into action anytime there is a safety and security alarm/concern. Entry of passengers is facilitated thorough advanced door frame metal detectors (DFMDs) on the Metro System and baggage scanners are used to scan luggage automatically thus, ensuring that no untoward incident or security breach takes place. Security of the Metro premises is handled by the CISF personnel whereas, to tackle law and order situation, Delhi Police too have set up its own police stations spread across the network. Alongwith CISF and Delhi Police, DMRC always strives to provide the most safe and secure transportation system to its citizens.

DMRC on its own also regularly conducts Mock drills at Metro premises to check preparedness to tackle different situations. A number of mock drills are conducted by the Delhi Metro on a periodic basis in which scenarios such as terrorist attacks, evacuation from trains and stations, derailment and fire are simulated. In addition, DMRC has provided CCTVs at all stations and most of the trains as a security measure.

Anuj Dayal
Executive Director,
(Corporate Communications),
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation.

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