Indian Railways, even as it redevelops stations to make them more passenger-friendly, should increasingly focus on safety at smaller stations as well. Several railway stations situated in the national capital region (NCR) have been found to have no security arrangements, according to a Dainik Jagran report.
The smaller railway stations do not have metal detectors and scanners, the report claims, adding that there are no police personnel deployed at the stations for the checking of passengers’ goods and luggage. According to the report, there are around 30 railway stations in Delhi-NCR which have no arrangements for safety and verification.
Through the passenger trains at these stations, one can easily reach the other busier stations in Delhi. There are no security personnel at Tilak Bridge, Shivaji Bridge, Vivek Vihar, Mandavali, Shakurbasti, Okhla, Bijwasan railway stations. Read More