After the horrific night of the Bangalore’s mass molestation, The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has allowed women to carry a small knife (up to 4 inches) for self-defence in Delhi Metro considering woman’s security in view.
A CISF official further added that lighters and matchboxes will also be allowed now as requests being made by labourers to allow them tools. Considering that, the tools are examined and are accounted for in a register so that it can be traced later in case of a mishap.
However, if the ID of a woman carrying a knife is considered as a security threat, she can be disallowed from carrying it.
Although, DMRC still restricts the passengers for carrying fire-arms, sharp-objects and guns.