Delhi Metro to put up platform screen doors

In the wake of incidents of people getting stuck in train doors, Delhi Metro is planning to install platform screen doors at two busy stations.

New Delhi: In the wake of incidents of people
getting stuck in train doors, Delhi Metro is planning to
install platform screen doors at two busy stations in the
capital to avoid their recurrence.

Delhi Metro chief Mangu Singh said on Tuesday that there are
plans to install platform screen doors at Rajiv Chowk and
Kashmere Gate Metro stations which see a footfall of nearly
eight lakh a day.

"Initially, we have plans to install such doors at two
stations. We have been debating it for a long time. There are
a number of issues that are involved in this. If we add one
more element in the system, it has to synchronise," he told
reporters here.

He said such doors have not been installed so far to keep
things simpler.

On the January 17 incident where a man was dragged by a
train, he said it appears to have occurred due to a "software
problem."

"We have asked details from the rolling stock
manufacturer. He is yet to give details. We will take action
once it comes. It is an unfortunate incident," Singh said.

PTI

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