After a 15-month-long wait, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has finally started installing CCTV cameras at the five metro stations in Gurgaon. HT had published a story on June 1 stating how the Metro stations in Gurgaon were being operated without a single CCTV camera since the route was opened for public in June last year.
DMRC Officials claimed that the wiring has been completed and the rest of the work will be finished before October end. "We are completing the work on top priority. Due to other civil works, the cameras could not be installed earlier," said a DMRC spokesperson.
Sources said that the CISF, which is responsible for maintaining security at metro stations, has on many occasions written to DMRC on this issue.
Earlier, the CISF blamed the DMRC to be less concerned about security issues in the Gurgaon stations as all Metro stations in Delhi boast of high security with CCTV cameras installed. "There is a security risk. Any mischievous person can take benefit from this security lapse," said a CISF official.
While the CCTV issue has been resolved, the space search to establish a police station at the metro site is yet to be over. Also, the DMRC has disconnected power supply to the MG Road Metro station, saying that the facility has been set up without following proper procedure.