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Metro out on streets to protect property

The campaign starts with a series of street plays, which are being held in Shahdara, Seelampur and other adjoining colonies.

india Updated: Dec 17, 2006 03:07 IST

Having incurred heavy losses in violence during the traders strike in September, the DMRC has started an awareness campaign to deter the people from harming Metro property.

The campaign was started with a series of street plays, which are being held in Shahdara, Seelampur, Welcome, Shastri Park and other adjoining colonies.

The drama groups consisting of eight persons, perform in Hindi, Punjabi and Haryanvi to explain to public the penalties associated with stone throwing and spitting inside the metro stations.

At present, stone throwing on the metro is a serious offence which could lead to life imprisonment or rigorous imprisonment for 10 years and even death sentence in case metro trains or tracks are damaged or sabotaged, while spitting paan or being drunk could lead to fines of Rs 500 apart from forfeiture of the ticket.

The street plays will be held in other areas also. Over 150 plays have already been performed so far.

The metro incurred heavy damages during the traders strike on September 20 in which five persons lost their lives.

Street plays will be held at Shahdara, Seelampur, Welcome, Shastri Park and
adjoining colonies.

Artistes speaking Delhi’s languages will tell people of the penalties involved if they damage Metro property.

Over 150 street plays have already been held.