Delhi Metro issues red alert, security checking to take more time

NEW DELHI: Queues at Delhi Metro stations will be a little longer today as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has issued a red alert after Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced revoking of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.

“As advised by security agencies, a red alert has been imposed on the entire DMRC network. Please allow extra time in security checks,” Delhi Metro said on Twitter.

The authorities have issued a fresh security advisory to ensure that no untoward incident takes place in the Metro train network that runs across Noida, Gurgaon, Delhi, Ghaziabad and Faridabad.

Commuters will have to go through additional checks by the CISF personnel at many stations. Additional CISF troops, counter-terror reaction teams and security gadgets have been inducted to ensure that passengers face the least hassles while getting frisked and that any emergency situation is responded too quickly, officials said.

Each year the Delhi Metro authorities heightens its security apparatus before the Independence Day celebrations on August 15.

In the meantime, Kashmir remained on the edge as authorities stepped up security at vital installations and in sensitive areas, suspended mobile internet services and either “arrested” or “detained” several leaders in fast-paced developments on Sunday night.

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