DMRC Strengthens Measures to Handle Metro Rail Incidents

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (DMRC) has constituted a Committee of three officers to probe the Metro Rail incident of 11th June, 2013, in which a train was stuck for more than 90 minutes between Udyog Bhawan and Central Secretariat.

As per DMRC, the necessary repairs have been carried out and further investigation is on. Further, DMRC is conducting regular mock drills to assess the preparedness of staff and systems in such situation. The passengers are being educated through awareness drives at metro stations. The Standard Operating Procedure for dealing evacuation of passengers from the train stalled in a tunnel has been reiterated.

This information was given in the Rajya Sabha by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Urban Development, Mrs Deepa Dasmunshi.