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DMRC to set up hostel for women staffers

DMRC to set up hostel for women staffers
Delhi Metro will soon have a working women’s hostel for its staff staying alone in the capital, a move that comes in the backdrop of the brutal gang-rape and assault of a 23-year-old paramedical student.

The new age transport system has also cancelled the annual celebrations at the Metro Museum and other events relating to the New Year in view of recent incidents in the city.

‘Managing Director Mangu Singh has ordered setting up of working women’s hostel for DMRC’s lady staff staying alone in the city,’ DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal said.

The moves comes in the wake of the gang-rape of the 23-year-old that sparked a nation-wide outrage. Delhi Metro has a number of women staff in all spheres including Train Operators.

Dayal also said Singh has ordered the cancellation of the Metro Museum Anniversary and other celebrations.


Five out of the ten metro stations in Central Delhi, that were closed down for an indefinite period in the wake of the death of the gangrape victim, were opened on Sunday afternoon. The stations which opened are Pragati Maidan, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, Rajiv Chowk and Patel Chowk.

However, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Race Course, Jor Bagh and Khan Market stations will remain closed till further orders. However, inter-change facility will be available at the Central Secretariat station, DMRC officials said. The decision to close down the Metro stations was taken by the Delhi Police which is making all out efforts to prevent protesters from reaching India Gate. They have already cordoned off the entire India Gate area. Police had last week as well closed down Metro stations to prevent protesters from reaching the protest sites.
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