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It's 'go slow' on snagged Gurgaon Metro line

delhi Updated: Jan 11, 2011 23:55 IST
HT Correspondent

The Delhi metro nightmare continued for many passengers on Tuesday as well as the Gurgaon-Jahangirpuri line continued to ply much slower than its usual speed, causing delays on the entire line.

The line had developed a problem on Monday as the track circuit had got damaged. The fault was rectified on Monday night but trains continued to ply slower than usual.

"I thought the problem would have been rectified today but the trains keep stopping and took very long to get to one station from another," said Anil Ranjan, a businessman, who lives in Malviya Nagar.

"This line has been problematic since it started. It had snags even on the day it started operations. I guess it was a sign of times to come," said Sonia Gaur, a resident of Green Park.

Meanwhile, metro officials maintained that the functioning was smooth.

"Currently, services between AIIMS and INA are running on a cautionary speed of between 25-30 kmph. Normally, the journey between the two stations takes two minutes but now it is taking three-and-a-half minutes. But the lost time is being covered by the time the train reaches HUDA City Centre. The problem will be entirely solved by Wednesday," said Rajkumar, Director (Operations), Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

The delays also caused problems on the stations as there was confusion and overcrowding.

The metro has been suffering from delays consistently for the last three months with technical glitches being a major problem. DMRC has been consulting with various experts from different countries to find a solution to these problems.