Red alert sounded across Delhi Metro network1 min read . Updated: 27 Feb 2019, 08:37 PM IST
- As advised by security agencies, a red alert has been imposed on Delhi Metro from 6pm onwards, says DMRC
- All Delhi Metro station controllers are required to inspect entire station premises and file reports every two hours
New Delhi: A red alert was sounded for the entire Delhi Metro network on Wednesday by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), in view of hightened tensions between India and Pakistan. "As advised by security agencies, a red alert has been imposed on the entire DMRC network from 6pm onwards," a senior DMRC official said.
The Delhi Metro's current operational span is 327km with 236 stations, in Delhi and cities in the national capital region (NCR).
"After a red alert is sounded, all station controllers are required to inspect entire station premises for any suspicious items or activity, including in parking lots, and report to the control centre every two hours," he said.
The move comes in the wake of escalating tensions between India and Pakistan. New Delhi said is seeks immediate and safe return of IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman captured by Pakistan after a skirmish between the air forces of the countries at the Line of Control (LoC) on Wednesday. A Pakistan F-16 fighter jet that crossed over into the Indian air space was shot down, the ministry of external affairs said.