Delhi Metro stations closed over Jat protests: CISF to deploy more staff to tackle chaos
The Delhi Metro has announced the closure of 12 stations in Delhi and 22 in NCR from Sunday night in the wake of the proposed Jat protests.delhi Updated: Mar 19, 2017 09:00 IST
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which manages security at Delhi Metro stations, is bracing for a chaotic Monday.
The Delhi Metro has announced the closure of 12 stations in Delhi and 22 in NCR from Sunday night in the wake of the proposed Jat protests.
The CISF and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation also said they will deploy additional staff to manage the chaos.
Delhi Police has asked all concerned SHOs to monitor and manage law and order in their areas. Police chiefs of Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad have also been asked to coordinate and maintain security at Metro stations.
According to DMRC, Metro trains running in Delhi will not stop at the 12 closed stations. At Rajiv Chowk and Central Secretariat stations, the Metro will halt only to allow passengers interchange facility.
The DMRC has also chalked out a detailed plan to tackle the chaos that is likely to arise from the closure of the stations.
“The customer care centres will be operational but will not sell tokens at stations that are closed in Delhi-NCR. Token vending machines too will be operational and we will put pamphlets and stickers on them asking passengers not to use them,” said a DMRC official.
The CISF has been asked to deploy Quick Reaction Teams at Arjangarh, Anand Vihar, New Ashok Nagar and Badarpur stations.
“Additional guards will be deployed at the platforms of these stations to help passengers. There will be central announcements both inside the train and in stations about disruptions in services. The Metro staff will also make announcements outside stations,” the official added.
At two stations — New Ashok Nagar (last station till which trains will ply on Noida line) and Arjangarh (last station till which trains will ply on Gurgaon line) — train reversal facility is not available. Trains, therefore, will be vacated at these stations.
“This is a technical issue. The trains will go till the end but passengers will be deboarded at these stations,” an official said.
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First Published: Mar 19, 2017 00:00 IST