Mumbai: After monorail, power failure disrupts metro peak-hour services

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Mar 30, 2015 22:23 IST

Metro services were disrupted in Mumbai for 15 minutes on Monday over a technical snag, badly inconveniencing commuters during peak hours.

Officials said the metro trains stopped abruptly along the Versova- Andheri- Ghatkopar (VAG) corridor following issues with power supply around 8.30am. The incident led to a huge rush at all metro stations and long queues at ticket counters during peak hours, sources said.

MMOPL claimed that the snag was fixed in five to eight minutes and services were restored immediately. MMOPL spokesperson said, “Metro services were affected for a few minutes this morning owing to disruption in power supply. The services were restored from Versova till Ghatkopar within 5-8 minutes. It was one of those rare occasions when metro train services were hit because of unavoidable circumstances.”

Incidentally, a fortnight ago, a monorail train had got stuck near Bhakti Park station because of a power failure, leaving 11 passengers stranded inside the train for about one-and-a-half hours.

While it remained unclear how many metro services were affected on Monday, sources said that two to three services had to be cancelled.

A month after the Metro started operations in Mumbai on June 7 last year, commuters had to face inconvenience after metro trains and stations had water leaking from the ceiling.

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