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Security drills at Metro stations in Delhi

Last Updated: Friday, March 26, 2010 - 12:45

New Delhi: Security drills were conducted at four Metro stations in the national capital on Friday to check the preparedness of various agencies in case of a terror
strike on the facilities.

The exercise was conducted at Metro stations in Rajouri Garden, Mandi House, Netaji Subhash Place and Dilshad Garden.

Commuters at these four Metro Stations were evacuated as
part of the drills. The exercise caused disruption of Metro
services and some inconvenience to passengers at other Metro
stations also.

Different scenarios like explosives-laden truck hitting a
Metro pillar and a powerful bomb blast near ticket counter
were enacted as part of the drill.

The mock drills were supervised by officials from Delhi
Disaster Management Authority.

Metro officials said the aim of the drill was to check
the preparedness of the DMRC staff and the security agencies

More than 15 mock drills have been conducted at various
Metro stations in the last five years in which scenarios such
as terrorist attacks, evacuation of trains and stations,
derailment and fire were created.

PTI

First Published: Friday, March 26, 2010 - 12:45

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