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Delhi Metro commuters stranded for 45 minutes due to glitch on Blue Line

A breakdown on the tracks between Rajiv Chowk and RK Ashram led to a disruption in Delhi Metro services on Saturday morning.

delhi Updated: Oct 21, 2017 14:42 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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Delhi Metro, due to technical glitch at blue line, metro services were interrupted on Tuesday morning. Office goers had to face a lot of problems as the metro stopped at each station for more than 30 minutes in New Delhi. India, on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 (Sunil Saxena /HT File Photo)

Metro services on the Blue Line – Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre – were affected on Saturday for around 45 minutes due to a technical glitch, causing hardship to commuters.

The snag occurred when the pantograph, which supplies power from the overhead wire to the train, got entangled in overhead equipment (OHE) of a train between Rajiv Chowk and RK Ashram section, while approaching Rajiv Chowk station at 9:20 am.

As a result, train services were regulated on Line-3 between 9.20 am and 10.05 am in short loop between Yamuna Bank and Noida/Vaishali, between Karol Bagh and Dwarka Sector-21 and in single line between Karol Bagh and Yamuna Bank section.

The Delhi Metro informed that the OHE team undertook the restoration work in affected section on down line and train was removed from service at 10:05 am, after which the train movement was restored.

The stations were witnessing festive rush on the occasion of Bhai Dooj.

First Published: Oct 21, 2017 13:21 IST