New Delhi: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking basic facilities like drinking water, toilets and more seating arrangements for commuters at Delhi Metro stations.

Voice of India Dhanesh Ishdhan, an NGO whose petition was rejected by the Delhi High Court has appealed in the Apex Court.

“It is the responsibility of the government and government agencies like Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to the commuters. Neither the Delhi government nor DMRC is ready to fulfil the demand of commuters to give them more facilities at the metro stations,” the PIL said.

“Instead of making arrangements for the commuters Delhi Metro Corporation is interested in making money through advertisements. There is no seating arrangement for commuters at stations. Besides lack of basic facilities, no first aid or safety measures have been taken to handle any emergency,” it prayed further.

The petitioner also alleged that the organisation had sent several memorandums to the Delhi government and the DMRC in this regard but failed to get any satisfactory reply from them.
The petition is yet to be listed for hearing in the Apex Court.

JPN/Bureau