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Kolkata Metro to fine passengers trying to block closing doors

Metro authorities have also tightened the security arrangements on the platforms, deploying added number of RPF and Metro police personnel.

Statesman News Service | Kolkata |

If the recent horrific incident in which a man was dragged to his death after his hand got stuck in a Metro coach door is not enough deterrent, commuters who are in the habit of trying to jump into the Metro rakes even as the doors are closing may soon find their pockets taking a hit. Kolkata Metro Railway has decided to impose fines on errant passengers trying to stop the coach doors from closing.

The decision has been taken after the death of 66- year-old, Sajal Kanjilal, whose hand got stuck in between the sliding doors of a Metro rake last Saturday, The Metro authorities have decided to impose a maximum fine of Rs 1000 or even six months imprisonment, in such cases, informed a metro official.

Meanwhile, a team of forensic experts today visited Park Street Metro station and collected samples from the site of the incident.

Taking the cue after the horrific incident, the Metro authorities have also tightened the security arrangements on the platforms. Depending upon the footfall, added number of RPF and Metro police personnel have been deployed at each station, while the overall monitoring and vigilance system has also been enhanced.

As informed by sources in the Metro, a five layered monitoring system is being followed to prevent any untoward incident at any of the stations. The first layer of vigilance is being done from the central control room, the second from the station control room, the third is the guard, fourth the motorman and the fifth and the final layers include the RPF and security personnel deployed at the stations.