Delhi Metro Might see Change of Guard

Automatic lighting systems at railway stations
  • Delhi Police as per Urban Development Ministry suggestion more fit to secure Delhi Metro than CISF in New Delhi
  • Reason cited for it: law and order is state subject, for better coordination with locals and integration of security
  • At present,129 metro stations being managed by 5000 CISF personnel.
  • Delhi police task is to probe crime inside metro and at stations. It reportedly complains of shortage of force
  • Delhi Police says it can manage security at 129 metros irrespective of manpower crunch
  • CISF has specially trained personnel, special units, dog and bomb disposal teams for securing Metro stations.

Exams Perspective:

  1. Constitutionality of Delhi Police
  2. Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)
  3. Seventh Schedule of the Consitution