Delhi HC seeks DMRC’s reply on Safety of Rails by Oct 9

Plea seeks inquiry into safety of rails procured through Swiss company!

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday sought response from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to a petition seeking in-depth inquiry into the safety of rails procured through a Swiss company for Metro tracks.

The petition, which came up for hearing before a Bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C. Hari Shankar, alleged that the rails supplied by the Swiss company East Metal AG may have high content of hydrogen making them more susceptible to breaks or fractures which could lead to a major disaster.

The court issued notice to the DMRC and the Swiss company, which won the contract for supplying the rails, and sought their response by October 9, the next date of hearing.

The petition has urged that the rails should not be used till their procurement and safety is inquired into, as lives of millions of commuters will be at stake.