In the Delhi metro station, something unusual happened that too on the start of a working day this week. An unusual visitor wandered on the station. The visitor was none other than a monkey entered in an underground station on the Pink Line, briefly causing unease among passengers. People around the station started panicking.
The new visitor monkey entered the new Azadpur Metro Station at around 11:30 am. The new station building is underground and has an interchange facility with its old station (elevated) falling on the Yellow Line, a senior DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Ltd) official said.
The passengers were taken up by surprise as the monkey moved around the premises and frightened the people with some of them feeling worried, but later the simian was shooed away.
The official said no one was harmed during the incident. The monkey, seen in the concourse area, was “whisked away by CISF and DMRC staff” shortly after it had entered the premises.
Azadpur is a thickly populated area and has a huge agrarian and vegetable mandi and presently the pink line connects Majlis Park in north Delhi and Lajpat Nagar in south Delhi.
Incidentally, in September last year, a video had surfaced and gone viral. It showed that a monkey was taking a ride inside a Delhi Metro train. The monkey moved from one coach to another and eventually took a seat. The video drew mirth and laughter on the internet while some raised the security concern. Thus it is difficult to judge the security of Metro Train.
Delhi Metro has always been in news with its thrilling incidents that usually take place either in Station or inside Train. But its commonly heard by the people of Delhi that DMRC is a boon for them as it makes the transportation so easy and comfortable for the commuters.
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