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Metro Sued for Overheating

A nongovernmental organization said Wednesday that it has sued the Moscow metro for breaking state regulations on temperatures in stations and transportation noise.

Temperatures in some stations have reached 32 degrees Celsius, well above the maximum permissible level of 28 C, and noise levels have reached 102 decibels, while the regulatory limit is 70 decibels, the Society for Protection of Consumer Rights said on its web site.

It also accused the metro’s administration of ignoring ruts in the floors, which might pose a danger to passengers.

The watchdog said it had informed the metro’s administration of the violations it detected but nothing was done to fix them.

No date has been scheduled for a first hearing in Moscow’s Meshchansky District Court.


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