Since the launch of new Shiv Vihar-Trilokpuri section of the Delhi Metro’s Pink Line on October 31, a video is doing rounds on social media projecting the failure of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) authorities in controlling the crowd which was seen creating nuisance and violating the metro rules at Jaffrabad metro station.
The herd of commuters, mostly school going children in the viral footage, could be seen escaping and jumping across the automated face collection gates (AFC gates) while the ground officials unable to maintain the decorum on the very first day of the service. Other chunks captured and posted on social media showed escalators jammed while children gliding on the handrails and no official around to keep a check on such activities.
Moreover, the commuters swung around the poles which could have been dangerous.
It was just last month when reports emerged informing that as many as 22,699 commuters were fined for violating the rules in the Delhi Metro till August this year. These penalties include traveling without tokens in metro, walking on metro tracks and spitting within metro premises. Sitting on the floor of trains made it the most violated rule in the Delhi Metro.
DMRC in a reply to Right To Information query replied that it has penalised 18,540 people and earned Rs 24,10,200 between January 1 and July 31, 2018.