The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has taken steps to enhance security measures following a series of controversial videos that have recently gone viral. In response to a video showing a couple kissing on the floor of a metro coach, the DMRC has urged commuters to refrain from engaging in such activities. Additionally, the DMRC has reached out to the Delhi Police to increase patrolling and surveillance within metro stations and coaches to address these incidents.
A senior official from the DMRC stated that several measures are being implemented to improve security and surveillance. One of these measures includes deploying uniformed police personnel and plainclothes DMRC staff for patrolling inside trains. While CCTV cameras are already present in coaches on all lines, efforts are underway to install them in older trains on line one during the refurbishment process. Furthermore, CCTV cameras are being installed in metro stations to monitor and deter any objectionable activities.
The objective behind these enhanced security measures is to ensure the safety and convenience of passengers, particularly women. The DMRC aims to deter potential threats and create a more secure environment for commuters. The recent video of the couple kissing in a metro coach has sparked outrage on social media, prompting users to call for action from the DMRC. Some have questioned the act of filming such incidents in the first place.
To address such incidents promptly, the DMRC has requested commuters to report any untoward activities to the nearest available metro staff or the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The CISF is responsible for guarding the Delhi Metro premises and responding to any incidents within the coaches. Additionally, the Delhi Metro Rail Police is present to address any potential security concerns.
In the past, the DMRC has appealed to passengers through its social media platforms to maintain social etiquette and refrain from causing inconvenience to fellow riders by filming videos or creating reels. The DMRC also maintains its own flying squad, which operates daily, to ensure the safety and security of metro passengers.
These new security measures aim to create a safer and more comfortable travel experience for Delhi Metro commuters. By increasing patrolling, surveillance, and reporting mechanisms, the DMRC hopes to curb such incidents and maintain a conducive environment for all passengers.