The Magenta Line (Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden) of Delhi Metro saw major disruptions during peak evening rush hour on Friday due to a technical snag. Commuters, mostly those returning from work, had to face a tough time as trains were crawling and were delayed by up to one hour.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that train operations were hampered due to a problem in the overhead electrical equipment (OHE), but it was not clear if the problem was triggered by the heavy rains that lashed Delhi-NCR during that period.
“Services were affected on the Magenta Line due to some OHE problem between RK Puram and IGI Terminal-1 metro stations on the line around 4.10 pm,” a DMRC spokesperson said. As a result, single line operations were carried out between RK Puram and IGI Terminal-1 metro stations, which caused the delay. DMRC also ran two loop services from either sides of the corridor, from Botanical Garden to RK Puram and from Janakpuri West to IGI Airport Terminal-1 station. “Train services were normalised on the Magenta Line around 6.40 pm,” the spokesperson said. Read More
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