Delhi Metro has disaster management plans: Roy
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Last Updated: Friday, August 27, 2010, 23:08
New Delhi: Delhi Metro has made adequate arrangements for safe passage of passengers from trains in the event of a stampede or fire and has prepared detailed evacuation and disaster management plans.

In reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Urban Development Saugata Roy said DMRC has reported that adequate arrangements have been made for safe passage of passengers in the event of stampede or fire.

"Detailed evacuation and disaster management plans are available with DMRC for immediate implementation in case of any eventuality," he said.

Sophisticated fire alarm system is used to provide early warning and passenger flow is continuously monitored and managed to prevent overcrowding at any place at all times, he said.

"There is Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) regarding crowd management for station staff. Regular refresher training is conducted for fire fighting and disaster management," he said.


First Published: Friday, August 27, 2010, 23:08

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