Here is why this Metro station will be the most ‘disciplined’ in Delhi
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Here is why this Metro station will be the most ‘disciplined’ in Delhi

The CISF has deployed 25-30 trained personnel to implement discipline at Jasola metro station. Commuters are being asked to stick to one side while taking the stairs and escalators besides enforcing queues.

delhi Updated: Sep 22, 2017 10:59 IST
Faizan Haidar
Faizan Haidar
Hindustan Times
Delhi metro,Delhi metro discipline,Delhi metro etiquette
Passengers at Jasola Metro station are being asked to stand on the left side of the escalator so that others can move. (HT Photo)

Standing passengers on the left side of the escalator, moving ones to the right.
Separate queues for disabled and women at the entry gate.
Extra staff to guide passengers about prohibited items.

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has stepped up efforts to implement discipline in Delhi Metro. The first of these etiquettes will be put in place on a trial basis at the Jasola metro station which is being developed as a model. The CISF will later follow these at other metro stations as well.

“Trials have started from Thursday and the main purpose of this drive is to facilitate and educate passengers about the discipline. For the successful implementation 25-30 trained CISF personnel including 10 women constables have been deployed,” a CISF official said.

Passengers taking the stairs to go up are being requested to remain on the left side while those down are being asked to stay to the right. At the escalators, stationary passengers have to stand to the left so that the moving passengers can use the right side.

“At the token gate, there are separate queue for disabled, senior citizens and women. A staff will be present to guide the passengers about prohibited items and other rules. Outside the station, CISF personnel will ensure that vehicles do not block the entry,” the official added.

At the platform, passengers are being asked to stand away from yellow line. They are being asked to stick to their queue and allow passengers to deboard first. CISF said that after Jasola, model metro stations will be developed on each line.

“The response on the first day was encouraging and a the commuters have noticed a difference. The CISF is exerting to implement discipline that will increase comfort and change the experience of commuting in Delhi metro. Later, the plan to implement it on a large scale will be chalked out,” the official added.

First Published: Sep 22, 2017 10:46 IST