Power cable worth Rs 2 crore stolen from Delhi Metro’s Magenta line

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Power cable worth Rs 2 crore stolen from Delhi Metro's Magenta line

New Delhi: It’s just been three months since the Botanical Garden-Kalkaji Mandir stretch of the Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line has become operational, and it has been targeted by thieves.

According to a report in HT, power cable worth Rs 2 Crore has been stolen in this stretch as at least 15 cases have been registered for loss of around 3,750 metres of cable has been reported.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said though services have not been disrupted as backup cables are available, the thefts raise major safety concerns.

According to DMRC, 25kv/33kv cables have been stolen from multiple locations such as the ramp area (where the train tracks elevate from the underground station) of the Kalindi Kunj depot, the report added.

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Okhla Vihar to Jasola Vihar; Jasola Vihar to Kalindi Kunj; and Okhla Vihar to Jamia Nagar, are other places where the theft took place.

Officials familiar with the matter said almost all thefts happened at night after the train services were terminated.

“We have filed the FIR in the reported cases and are investigating the matter,” Pankaj Singh, DCP (metro) was quoted in the report.

DMRC said these cables are laid across the viaduct for supplying power to the stations (33kv) and to the Kalindi Kunj depot for trains (25kv).

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