New Delhi: In the backdrop of safety concerns raised after massive earthquake and tsunami wreaked havoc in Japan, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) claimed that the metro rail track and stations could withstand earthquake measuring 7.5 on Richter scale.

Since Delhi falls under seismic zone 4, the decision was, said DMRC spokesman Anuj Dayal, taken to make metro earthquake-proof since its inception in the national capital.

He added that an earthquake sensor has been installed at the Patel Chowk station which will inform the control room about quakes.

Apart from this, the Delhi Metro has adhered to the norms of Indian Railway Standard (IRS) and Indian Road Congress (IRC) while laying the metro lines and building stations.

Special attention is given to underground lines and stations. Provisions have been made for the yellow line (Jahangirpuri-Huda City Centre) to meet any emergency in case of a calamity.

JPN/ Bureau