The victim, Hans Ram Barla, was posted in the security wing of Delhi Police and was on medical leave for the last one month.
EPCA chief Bhure Lal, in a meeting on October 24, had shared certain adverse observations relating to dust control at metro sites, especially at Anand Vihar, which is a pollution hotspot.
Kejriwal said the committee should examine the “organisational structure” of DMRC, “evaluate the accountability framework” and also make recommendations aimed at providing “affordable services”.
Delhi Metro’s blue line services gets affected due to a technical glitch at Rajiv Chowk metro station. Train are ruuning almost an hour late
A portion of the Magenta Line is expected to be thrown open by the end of month-early next month.
Last week, Kejriwal had asked Chief Secretary M M Kutty to ensure that the Delhi Dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) sets up an inquiry into whether the “fare hike is justified and if it could have been avoided”.
A CISF personnel detected a bullet-like object in a bag screened at the X-ray machine.
Personnel of the Delhi Fire Service were also rushed to the spot. A fire official said there were no children or women among the stranded.
In his note to Kutty, Kejriwal had asked him to issue directions to the Delhi Dialogue Commission to set up an inquiry into whether the “hike in Metro fares (is) justified” and “if it could have been avoided”.
“This entire episode demonstrates that while the Delhi government and Central Government are equal partners in the DMRC, the Delhi Government has virtually no say in its management,” said Arvind Kejriwal.
The man, Kamal Kumar, had worked with a security company, engaged in collecting cash from Metro station counters for a year, before quitting.
In the letter, Kejriwal wrote, “This entire episode demonstrates that while the Delhi government and central government are equal partners in the DMRC, the Delhi government has virtually no say in its management.”
The fares did not undergo revision for eight years since 2009. This year they have been hiked twice. As India’s cities expand, the metro is likely to be an important constituent of the transport mix.
On Monday, after a two-hour meeting, the DMRC confirmed it would go ahead with the second phase of the hike, in which ticket prices have gone up by a maximum Rs 10.
The Delhi Commission for Women claimed that a survey conducted by it found that a hike in the Metro fare will compromise “women’s safety”.