Police step up security at 20 Metro stations
New Delhi: After the announcement of fare hikes in Delhi Metro, it was suspected that protest can take place against the decision. So to curb any untoward incident, Delhi Police have heightened their security after identifying 20 vulnerable Metro stations.
Police sources told Millennium Post that security was heightened inside and outside the Metro and more than 200 police personnel were on toes for providing security in these stations.
"We had identified Metro stations through their footfalls and all the 20 metro stations are present in different districts," said a police official.
Police have also used their studies and assessment for maintaining security arrangement.
Sources further claimed that they do not want to take any chance so they heightened the police vigil and proper checking was going on these metro stations.
Since morning, police teams were deployed at different spots to stop any untoward incident. Police sources claimed that some of these metro stations are Vishwavidyalaya, Vidhan Sabha, Dilshad Garden, Rithala, Dwarka, Shahdara, Rajiv Chowk, Chhatarpur, Kashmere Gate.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Metro) Pankaj Singh stated that they have maintained proper security arrangement.
A group of NSUI activists stopped a Metro train in its tracks on the Yellow Line on Monday, protesting against the proposed fare hike, which was scheduled to come into effect on Tuesday.
The incident took place at the Vishwavidyalaya station of the busy corridor, connecting north Delhi to Gurugram, around 12 pm.
"NSUI Delhi President Akshay, along with two other activists, stopped the Metro due to the unjustified fare hike. We demand that the proposed hike be rolled back and students are provided subsidized passes," a spokesperson of the student union said.
Delhi Metro on Tuesday hiked its fares despite opposition from the Delhi government, eliciting mostly negative responses from commuters. This is the second fare hike by Delhi Metro this year.