Kolkata: Steps taken to maintain law and order around Metro stations

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 21:59

Kolkata: West Bengal Government on Wednesday ruled
out deployment of any additional force to maintain law in and
order around Metro stations after passengers ransacked a Metro
station yesterday when a train got struck in a tunnel due to
technical glitches.

"Adequate measures have already been taken to maintain
law and order around Metro stations. It does not require
deployment of any additional force", state`s Home Secretary G
D Gautama said here today.
To a question about irregularities in Metro service,
Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee reacted "why are you
asking me this question. Ask Kolkata Police Commissioner
Goutam Mohan Chakraborty who has been asked to take up the
matter regarding law and order around Metro stations with the
Metro Rail authority".

A Dum Dum-bound train from Girish Park, overcrowded
because of the Durga Puja rush, came to a halt due to a glitch
in the tunnel before entering Sobhabazar station and Metro
Rail employees had to carry out an emergency evacuation of the
2000 passengers on board yesterday.
Angry passengers went on the rampage at the station and
ransacked the ticket counter.


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