Lucknow Metro officials Captured over 20 kg Tobacco products in first two days

Lucknow Metro Officials Captured  Over 20 kg Tobacco Products in First Two Days
By: Ritika shree
09 Sep 2017

Lucknow : In the city of Nawabs , Security Officials spreed out at the lucknow metro stations are on a task to search out tobacco from commuters and weeded out over 20 kg tobacco products in the first two days of its launch.

Metro Passengers in the city have been trying so many tricks to smuggle tobaco and smoking related products inside coaches.

The passengers , who are used to carrying tabacco products, are not prepare to give and try to smuggle it Pan masala and other products in their pockets, Socks and belts, a security personnel deployed at the charbagh metro station said.

In the first two days of its launch , Lucknow metro Rail Corporation(LMRC) security gathered over 20 kgs of tobacco and related products.

During Frisking while entering Metro Premises , Metro officials were able to gather almost 20 kg tobacco and other related items likepan, pan masala, cigarette etc. from commuters" LMRC MD kumar keshav said.

The confiscated items will be handed over to the municipal corporation for disposal.

"I am very thankful to commuters for their cooperation in frisking and keeping the metro clean. Lucknow Metro is a green and environment friendly public transport and it is our duty to keep it clean. The efforts of LMRC and public will definitely help in keeping metro a clean public transport," the MD said.

Of the total eight stations, six kgs of tobacco products were seized from Charbagh followed by Transport Nagar, where four kg of tobacco products were seized.

Many of those caught gave excuses that they were not aware that tobacco products were not allowed inside the metro.

"Out of five, every third commuter was carrying a tobacco product and was found chewing tobacco. It is a difficult task to check them. But we are on our toes and committed to keep the metro clean," a security member said.

The 8.5-km-long Priority Corridor from Transport Nagar to Charbagh, which is part of Phase 1 of the project, is operational from 6 am to 10 pm everyday.

Over 32,000 passengers had boarded Lucknow Metro on the first day of the commercial run on September 6 while the number came down to over 28,000 on the second day on Friday.

LMRC has set a target to complete the entire 23 km track from Amausi to Munshipulia by March 2019. This includes a 3.5 km underground track between Hussainganj to Hazratganj.