Metro commuters were in for a major shock when the doors of the train they were travelling in did not open at the station on Friday evening.
The panic-stricken passengers later de-boarded from the door of the train operator’s cabin. The train was taken off the service. The incident happened at Central Secretariat Metro station at 5.38 p.m. on Friday.
Metro officials said the train was coming from Jehangirpuri metro station and failed to open at platform no. 2 of the Central Secretariat Metro station.
“The train was immediately taken to the siding where the investigation to ascertain the reasons for not opening the doors is on,” a Delhi metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official.
Manufactured by a German-major, Bombardier Corporation, the train was inducted in the Metro’s fleet in October 2009.
While normalcy was restored on line 2 (Central Secretariat-Jehangirpuri) at 5.46 pm, the Delhi Metro had to cancel two rounds of trips.
The cancellation, however, resulted in heavy crowding at several underground metro stations on line 2 including Rajiv Chowk and Kashmere Gate.