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Red alert for Delhi Metro as tension mounts between India and Pakistan

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 February 2019, 9:19 IST
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Delhi Metro has put on red alert on Wednesday as tension between India and Pakistan escalated.

The entire network of Delhi Metro sounded a red alert by security agencies. As per the reports of PTI, ‘as advised by security agencies, a red alert has been imposed on the entire DMRC network from 6 pm onwards,’ DMRC official said.

As the alert has been sounded across the Delhi Metro network, therefore, all the metro stations are under the vigilance of the security personnel and time to time, they are doing the inspections of entire station premises. Station controllers are keeping their eyes on any suspicious item and activity, including in parking lots. As per the officials, every single report is giving to the control room every two hours.

Currently, Delhi Metro network is operating to 327 km with 236 stations, in Delhi and neighbouring cities or NCR.

 

However, this decision comes in the wake of prevailing tensions between India and Pakistan since the Pulwama terror attack.

In taking the major revenge of Pulwama terror attack on CRPF convoy, on 26th February, Indian Air Force (IAF) dropped 1000 kgs of bombs on the Jaish-e-Mohammad terror camp across Line of Contro in Pakistan’s Balakot.

Also, on the very next day, Pakistan Army attacked Indian Army during which India Air Force wing commander Abhinandan Varthaman was in the captivity of Pakistan Army. Pakistan has also released the video of a pilot in which his identity was also confirmed and also India’s Ministry of External Affairs claimed that our one Pilot has been missing.

 

First published: 28 February 2019, 8:38 IST
 
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