A 38-year-old man has been detained at a Delhi Metro station on Sunday for allegedly carrying a pistol in his bag, officials said.
CISF personnel apprehended Vishal C, a resident of Lajpat Nagar in Delhi, at the Anand Vihar Metro station at around 6 AM after the X-ray baggage scanner detected a country-made pistol in his bag, they said.
The man was handed over to the local police by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel for further investigation, officials said.
Carrying arms and ammunition in the Delhi Metro is banned by the law.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) opened the much awaited 1.2 km-long foot overbridge linking Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus station of Pink Line with Dhaula Kuan station of Airport Express Line.
The skywalk, which is the longest in the Delhi Metro network, became operational after DMRC Managing Director Dr. Mangu Singh inspected the foot over bridge along with senior officials.
"The Foot Over Bridge (FOB) connecting Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus Metro station of Pink Line and Dhaula Kuan Metro station of the Airport Express Line is operational now. The FOB was opened after inspection by DMRC MD, Dr. Mangu Singh in the presence of senior DMRC officials" the DRMC wrote on Twitter.
Due to the long distance between the two stations, the new skywalk has travellators installed in order to provide hassle-free commuting for people during interchange.
"Due to complex geographical challenges, a station could not have been constructed closer to Dhaula Kuan. Hence by providing a link between Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus and Dhaula Kuan stations, a smooth transition has been provided between Pink and the Airport Express Lines," read another tweet.
(With inputs from PTI)