Lack of Policing, Errant Auto Drivers Make Gurgaon Metro Stations Unsafe

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Lack of Policing, Errant Auto Drivers Make Gurgaon Metro Stations Unsafe


New Delhi, Dec. 13 -- The metro stations in Gurgaon are plagued by multiple problems: inadequate policing, lack of properlightingandmisbehaving autodrivers,makingithighlyunsafe for women to commute at night.

The city - often the destination of party-goers - turns into a hub of crime which festers around major public areas, including metro stations.

While the city has witnessed a sharp increase in the number of murders, attempts to murder, rape, molestation, theft and snatching over the last couple of years, policing has not been up to the mark.

The metro stations usually are well lit and heavily guarded by CISF but it is a different story outside: auto drivers quarreling for passengers, often driving recklessly and sometimes inebriated.

"Before you even realize, they grab your bags and keep them in their autos, almost forcing you to travel in them. The way they drive ... they know of no rules or traffic lights," said Srishti Sahni, a resident of sector 29.

On Wednesday night, when HT surveyed the city's metro stations, the only street lighting came from headlights of vehicles.

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