As many as 136 cases of people found fallen on the track of Delhi Metro were reported since 2014, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
46 cases of persons falling on the metro track have been found in 2014-15, while it went up to 51 cases in 2015-16 and there were 39 such cases in the current fiscal till November 14, Minister of State for Urban Development Rao Inderjit Singh said, citing Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (DMRC) figures.
“The cases of persons found fallen on the metro track have been reported only in Delhi Metro Rail Network. Delhi DMRC has informed that they have found 46, 51 and 39 cases of persons falling on the metro track during the year 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17 (as on 14.11.2016) respectively,” he said in a written reply.
The Minister listed out various steps taken by Metro organisations to prevent suicide attempts over its rail network, including installation of large number of CCTV cameras and placing signages advising passengers to keep off the track.