January 11, 2009 1:01:08 am
A petition seeking a direction to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the NCT government for the provision of drinking water and toilet facilities for commuters in trains has been filed in the Delhi High Court.
The petition,filed by Voice of India,an NGO,stated that in December 2007 the organisation had sent a representation to the Delhi government and the DMRC,seeking basis facilities in Metro trains but got no satisfactory reply from them. Seeking for the DMRC to provide these facilities within two months,the petitioner alleged that the corporation has failed to make special sitting arrangements for senior citizens commuting by Metro every day.
The NGO has also raised questions over security at Metro stations,stating there is an absence of baggage screening or scanning machines; the metal detecting wooden-frames through which commuters pass before reaching the platform are also defective.
The petitioner also sought that a committee be constituted in the form of a nodal agency to look into necessary facilities to be provided to commuters.
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