Monkeys to join the Railway Protection force !

They say it takes a thief to catch a thief. Delhi metro has hired a monkey to frighten off other monkeys from boarding trains and upsetting passengers.
The langur monkey, trained since the age of three months, has been patrolling monkey-prone stations on a leash. In June, a monkey boarded a train at the underground Chawri Bazaar station and reportedly scared passengers by scowling at them for three stops. It then alighted at civil
lines station.

The Delhi metro rail corporation says it hopes the new hire will avert a repeat of that episode. “ It started working about a month ago and since then we’ve not had a single incident”, said, a metro spokesman.
The langur’s keeper or langurwallah is being paid Rs. 6,900 a month.

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