New Delhi: Police have challaned over
1,100 men for travelling in coaches reserved for women in
Delhi Metro trains and collected Rs 2.90 lakh as fine.
The largest number of prosecutions were reported by
Rajouri Garden Metro police station (254) and Kalkaji Mandir
police station (251).
"The Delhi Metro Rail Police was able to get 1,161
persons prosecuted and a fine amounting Rs 2,90,500 was
recovered from them," B S Gurjar, Additional Deputy
Commissioner of Police (Railways), said today.
He said the Delhi Metro Rail Police has taken
initiative to stop the menace of men entering reserved coaches
and to prevent harassment of women passengers.
"The staff of Metro Police are specifically deployed
to check reserved coaches. Male passengers found in these
reserve coaches were prosecuted and those found in these
coaches were produced before the Station Controller of Metro
Stations who is authorised to fine them under the above said
provisions," he said.
The figures of prosecution for other police stations
are Qutab Minar - 207, Yamuna Depot - 195, Kashmere Gate -
134, Shastri Park - 103 and Rithala - 17.