Red alert sounded for Delhi Metro

Delhi Metro has been put on red alert by the authorities, as tensions between India and Pakistan escalated.  “As advised by security agencies, Red Alert has been imposed in entire DMRC netwok from 6 PM onwards today,” a statement by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation or DMRC said.

“Under Red Alert, all station controllers are required to inspect entire station premises for any suspicious items/activity including parking lots and report to the Control Centre every two hours,” the statement further read.

Delhi metro sees a footfall of more than 2.5 million every day and on occasions where the safety of passengers may be at risk, security is strengthened in stations and on the trains.

The move came after the Pakistani Air Force violated Indian airspace and tried to target military installations. Earlier today, the air space north of Delhi had been temporarily shut by the authorities and services in nine airports were suspended.

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