New Delhi: Security concerns have come in the way of DMRC providing dustbins at “every metro station” which is provided only in inter-change stations like Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Mandi House and Inderlok etc, the Delhi High Court was informed on tuesday.
“The respondent (DMRC) is not providing dustbins at every metro station because of security concerns but at interchange stations like Kashmere Gate, Mandi House, Rajiv Chowk, Inderlok etc transparent dustbins are installed by DMRC in first phase. DMRC is considering the feasibility to provide transparent dustbins at other stations also,” the DMRC affidavit said.
The affidavit was filed after the court on May 1 had told DMRC that not having dustbins at metro platforms due to fear of bomb blasts was a “very myopic view of security” as airports and even railway stations have garbage bins.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) also said that it has provided toilet facility for commuters at 138 metro stations but there are 11 metro stations where there are no such facilities due to lack of space.
It also said that it has been providing drinking water facility at all metro stations by way of AVM machine at 135 places and through kiosks at 166 places, through which metro commuters can buy water.
The court was hearing a plea filed by Kush Kalra, a commuter, complaining that Delhi Metro does not provide toilets, drinking water and dustbin facilities at all the stations.