Emergency Alarm in metro trains misused 260 times in 3 months
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Last Updated: Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 17:38
  
New Delhi: Commuters using Delhi Metro trains have operated the Passenger Emergency Alarm (PEA) button 260 times in the past three months for no reason resulting in the transport system losing over 13 hours of operational time.

"They used the PEA button 260 times delaying train services from 2 minutes to 5 minutes every time this button was misused," a Delhi Metro official said.

The Metro trains lost over 13 hours of operational time due to misuse of the Passenger Emergency Alarm (PEA) button by commuters during last three months, he said.

As a result of the misuse, the Delhi Metro had to cancel 200 train trips, thus, effecting three lakh passengers as each train trip can carry upto 1,500 passengers.

"Every misuse of the PEA caused bunching on the line as the trains behind are also held up till the effected PEA system is reset," the official said.

Any passenger found misusing the PEA can be prosecuted under the DMRC's Operations and Maintenance Act 2002 for interfering with the means of communication in trains, he added.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, January 20, 2010, 17:38


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