Unsafe public spaces: When danger lurks outside Delhi’s Metro stations

An isolated Barakhamba Metro Station after dark.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Opening of the Chhatarpur metro station in early 2010 was a relief for Prachi Yadav,38. A resident of Vasant Kunj uses the metro to commute to work at Nehru Place every day. But along with it another problem. Yadav says she “cannot” use the metro on her way back home, even if she wants to.

Like Yadav, there are many daily commuters, including men, who feel unsafe after exiting from metro stations. Last month, two women were molested within a span of 15 minutes at the ITO metro station. This problem is similar at other metro stations across the city.


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