"World over it is a practice that only items that can cause mass destruction are not allowed," said an official. "We carried a review and found that with these items, passengers' safety is not in danger."
Although the city officials and the Hindustan Times make no connection between this development and a terrible incident in Bangalore, India on New Year's Eve, it's difficult not to draw a line between the allegations of sexual assault on a massive scale and the decision to let women take protection into their own hands when in public.
Opinion has been mixed regarding the development:
The Delhi metro already offers a women-only car in a city that's notorious for failing to guarantee women's safety.