Learning to live with the bomb

Fri Jun 30 2000 IST

Is the country’s capital prepared for a nuclear bomb? A war plan book lists a slew of proposals on what the government of the day should do in the event of a nuclear attack. KOTA NEELIMA reports

New Delhi is dusting the blueprints and pulling out all its plans to face the worst-case scenario, a nuclear first or second use by an enemy country. For starters, those running for their lives from the mushroom cloud could well dive into the underground stations of the proposed Delhi Metro, the first phase of which is to be completed in 2005.