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Police booths to be set up in city Metro stations

india Updated: Apr 29, 2011 00:29 IST
Sunil Thapliyal
Sunil Thapliyal
Hindustan Times
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To provide additional security and quick help to commuters, the city police will set up assistance booths at each of the five Metro stations in Gurgaon. The state government on Wednesday gave its nod to set up a police station at the Huda City Centre Metro station complex in Sector 29.

"There will 58 police personnel in the new police station with one inspector, 6 sub-inspectors and around 10-12 lady sub-inspectors," Gurgaon police commissioner SS Deswal said.

Deswal said the presence of policemen in addition to the paramilitary personnel provided by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will make the commuters, especially women, feel more secure.

He said all the five Metro stations will have a police booth each in which around 10-12 staff will be available.

"Earlier commuters had to go to police stations in the respective areas in case they needed assistance. Now all Metro stations in Gurgaon will be under police vigilance. The step will certainly give a sense of relief to the female commuters who often targeted by the eve teasers and goons," Deswal said.

The commissioner said that police have a good coordination with CISF and DMRC and all the agencies are determined to provide safety to the commuters.

Residents also feel that the presence of policemen will enforce discipline.

"Earlier, there were no means to catch eve teasers and goons who often misbehaved with commuters,especially in the women's coach," said Divya, a regular Metro commuter.