Rising pollution, fumes from open drains damaging Delhi Metro infrastructure

Rising pollution, toxic fumes and vapours from open drains are affecting tracks, trains and other equipment on the Delhi Metro.

Neighbourhood News Desk: Rising pollution, toxic fumes and vapours from open drains across the national Capital are not only taking a toll on people’s health, but also affecting tracks, trains and other equipment on the Delhi Metro. Officials from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that in Metro stations located around open drains and high pollution zones, installations such as overhead electrification (OHE), power stations, tracks and even the concrete structures witness a smaller life span compared to similar installations in other areas.

DMRC officials said they have been taking extra precautions in stretches that have open drains in the vicinity. The measures include the use of protective paints on station walls and use of high-resistance metals in order to delay the corrosive degradation.

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