‘Rise of 140% in crimes in Metro from 2013 to 2014’
There has been a rise of 140 <g data-gr-id="29">per cent</g> in the number of crimes like pickpocketing, mobile theft in Delhi Metro’s jurisdiction in the city and the NCR in 2014 over the same for 2013, owing to hike in its ridership.
“The ridership of Delhi Metro has risen to 2.6 million. Metro is running with maximum capacity most of the time. Crimes such as picking pockets, mobile theft, etc have increased with the increase in the ridership,” Union Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said.
He said this in Rajya Sabha in a written reply in response to a <g data-gr-id="23">question,</g> but did not specify any reasons.
While 962 crimes were committed in Delhi-NCR areas under the jurisdiction of the metro in the year 2013, the figure rose to 2,309 within a year. The number of crimes has already touched 1,769 by June in 2015.
He said that there were eight Metro police stations in Delhi at Kashmere Gate, Shastri Park, Rithala, Raja Garden, Qutab Minar, Yamuna Bank, Kalkaji Mandir and IGIA. The corresponding figure for Gurgaon and Noida are one and three respectively.
“52 women personnel of Delhi Police have been deployed at the metro stations as well as in the
metro rails,” he said.
DMRC applies for safety clearance of Badarpur-Faridabad route
Three months after trial runs began on Badarpur-Faridabad corridor, Delhi Metro has applied for the safety clearance of this section paving the way for its much-awaited launch. Metro will make its foray into the satellite town of Faridabad through the fully elevated 14 km-long stretch, five years after it first entered Haryana at Gurgaon. “The application requesting Commissioner for Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) to inspect the Faridabad corridor has been submitted by DMRC and we are awaiting a date for inspection of the corridor,” a Metro spokesman said. The corridor is an extension of the existing Mandi House-Badarpur Violet line (Line 6) of the network. Apart from the <g data-gr-id="55">Mujesar</g> terminal station, the upcoming stations on this section are Sarai, NHPC Chowk, <g data-gr-id="56">Mewala</g> Maharajpur, Sector 28, <g data-gr-id="57">Badkal</g> Mor, Old Faridabad, Neelam Chowk Ajronda and Bata Chowk.