A chronology of Delhi Metro accidents

  • IANS, New Delhi
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  • Updated: Jul 12, 2009 11:37 IST

The collapse of an under-construction Delhi Metro bridge in south Delhi that killed five people is the worst accident so far involving the mass transport system in the national capital.

Following is an accident time-line of Delhi Metro in recent times:

July 12, 2009: Portion of an under construction bridge collapsed when its launching girder lost balance as it was being erected at Zamroodpur, near East of Kailash, on the Central Secretariat-Badarpur corridor slated to be opened September 2010. Five people were killed and 15 others injured.

Oct 19, 2008: An under construction flyover collapsed in Laxmi Nagar of east Delhi due to mechanical failure leading to the death of at least two people. Nearly 30 people were injured. One Blueline bus, one truck, one crane, and a few private cars were damaged.

Sep 30, 2008: A prisoner was injured after he got dragged by a Metro train across the length of the Chandni Chowk platform. The prisoner Joginder, 35, was tied to another prisoner with a rope and was escorted by three policemen. He seemed to have got off the train but his partner remained inside the coach.

The otherwise sensitive doors of the metro train shut and the train began to move with the rope stuck between the doors. Joginder got dragged till the end of the platform where fortunately it snapped, saving his life.

July 18, 2008: A malfunctioning crane at a metro construction site near Ram Monohar Lohia hospital dropped a four tonne iron beam on a passing Tavera car.

While the driver, Manoj, 23, was trapped inside the car for some time and sustained multiple fractures, another passenger sustained minor injuries.

Jan 21, 2008: A labourer was killed at a Delhi Metro construction site in Laxmi Nagar in east Delhi while carrying out burrowing work.

Vijay Mandal, 40, was killed as the side of a hole, being dug to house an underground water tank, collapsed.

Aug 28, 2007: A crane driver died after a concrete block fell on him due to a "technical failure" at a Delhi Metro construction site in Mayur Vihar in east Delhi.

The victim, B Singh, was an employee of Navyug Construction Company that is building the metro line on the Mayur Vihar-Noida stretch.


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