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No way to stop patients with infectious diseases

delhi Updated: Aug 17, 2010 00:19 IST
Subhendu Ray
Subhendu Ray
Hindustan Times
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Did you know that people suffering from contagious diseases are not allowed to travel by the Metro?

As per the Delhi Metro Railway Rules, 2002: "No person suffering from any infectious or contagious diseases shall travel by the metro railway." But in reality, the metro is yet to follow the practice.

DMRC officials admitted it failed to abide by the rule. "We do not have any mechanism in place to check this. We could not detect even a single passenger suffering from any contagious disease," said Anuj Dayal, spokesperson, DMRC.

Ankit Gupta, a member of the Metro Citizen's Forum - a team of 400 volunteers -- said: "This is DMRC's moral responsibilities to ensure that no person with infectious disease travel by metro. And if we are given training and asked to check and restrict the infected ones we will be willing to do this."

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