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Day II: No smooth ride on Sarita Vihar Metro

Even as India made a debut on the medal tally with a flying start on Monday, delays continued to trouble Metro riders on the Central Secretariat-Sarita Vihar line.

delhi Updated: Oct 05, 2010 00:55 IST
Subhendu Ray

Even as India made a debut on the medal tally with a flying start on Monday, delays continued to trouble Metro riders on the Central Secretariat-Sarita Vihar line.

Most commuters complained that the frequency of trains was low. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) failed to provide a smooth ride on the newly inaugurated line and continued to grapple with technical glitches.

The DMRC, however, was hopeful of sorting out the problem and expecting to offer a smooth ride to the commuters from Tuesday. “Our technicians have not been able to identify the problem.

But, if needed, we will replace the entire point machine that automatically takes the train to the parallel track for the opposite direction trip," he added. Meanwhile, DMRC authorities blamed inadequate trial runs before the opening of the corridor as the reason behind the glitches.

Hundreds of commuters had to face trouble on the first day due to technical glitches. A DMRC spokesperson said: “A proper trial on the track would have allowed us to run trains in the corridor smoothly.

We could not conduct trial runs on the entire stretch even for a week unlike our usual practice of trials for at least three weeks.” Anuj Dayal, spokesperson, DMRC, said: “More trials would have reduced chances of snags. But even a month-long trial cannot ensure glitch-free service.”