Delhi Metro: 400 cases of jaywalking on tracks this year, 88 suicide bids

The rail network in the national capital region, that carries an average of 26 lakh passengers per day, saw at least 88 suicide attempts during the period; 12 were successful.

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While jaywalkers have proved irritants to road safety rules, the protected environs of the Delhi Metro have not remained unaffected from the contempt for approaching traffic, as CISF detected more than 400 cases of unauthorised walking on tracks of the rail network this year.

The rail network in the national capital region, that carries an average of 26 lakh passengers per day, saw at least 88 suicide attempts during the period; 12 were successful.

The security agency – mandated to provide an armed cover to the over 150 stations of the network in Delhi and adjoining cities of Ghaziabad, Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon – reported that more than 340 people were fined for jaywalking on tracks after it handed them over to Metro authorities and police.

These figures are reflected in a full-year data compiled by the force for 2016 and updated till the middle of December.

Officials said unauthorised walking on tracks have been reported largely from elevated and ground stations, not many were detected from under-ground stations of the Delhi Metro. More info

By PTI  http://www.dnaindia.com/

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