According to a data accessed by PTI, a whopping Rs 43 lakh in cash, 283 mobile phones, and 79 laptops were left behind by commuters while travelling in the Delhi Metro in 2016.
Urban News Digest
For the entirety of last year, the corresponding figure was only over Rs 18.80 lakh.
The data has been prepared by CISF, the security force tasked to secure the Metro network and says a total of Rs 43,18,155 in forgotten cash was recovered by its personnel is apart from the foreign currency that is worth over Rs 26,000 and bank cheques/drafts worth over Rs 40.85 lakh.
While giving this data a senior official said that such cases occur at some station or the other almost every day and that they CISF, who is tasked with the security duties hand over these recovered items to the station controller after scanning them from the point of view threats.
An estimated 26 lakh people reportedly use Delhi Metro it to travel every day.