Metro services in Kolkata came to a standstill on Monday evening, leaving several passengers stranded. The services were disrupted for over an hour during peak hours in the evening. The services were affected between Kolkata Central and the metro network’s northern section at 6:11 pm, according to an official.
Thereafter a south-bound train was stranded at Belgachia metro station due to power tripping. Meanwhile, the segment between Kolkata Central and the metro’s southern section were put to a halt from 6:30 pm onward.
An official stated that the metro service came to a standstill between 6:30 pm to 7:32 pm. Indrani Banerjee, public relations officer of Kolkata Metro, said that the authorities could manage to turn the north-bound trains around from Kolkata Central.
The official added that the problem could have been minimised but the passengers refused to get off the stranded trains and would not cooperate. Read More
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