Metro services were affected for almost 40 minutes on the Jahangirpuri-Huda City Centre Yellow line on Tuesday after a passenger allegedly jumped in front of a train at the Chandni Chowk Metro station.
The injured passenger, an unidentified man aged around 45 years, was rushed to the Aruna Asaf Ali Government Hospital for attention.
Delhi Metro police officials said his condition was critical.
Jitendra Mani Tripathi, deputy commissioner of police (Metro), said the man jumped on the Metro tracks on line number 2 going towards Huda City Centre when the train was approaching the platform at about 12.15 pm.
The train driver applied emergency brakes..
A commotion broke out at the platform and inside the train. Services on line number 2 were temporarily suspended, leading to bunching of trains and a subsequent rush on Metro stations on the route.
“The train was vacated and the train was removed from the platform. Passengers continued their journey in the next trains. This took around 40 minutes and by 1 pm, services resumed,” said a Delhi Metro official.
To avoid confusion among customers and to stop spreading of any rumours, public announcements were made at the Chandni Chowk Metro station. Passengers were informed about the incident and the reason behind the delay.
The Delhi Metro police were trying to identify the man. “We will have to question him to know what forced him to attempt the extreme step,” said a senior police officer.