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Monday, Dec 09, 2019

Commuters stuck after snag on Delhi Metro’s Yellow line, jams on Gurgaon route

The Delhi Metro services were disrupted on the Yellow Line due to a technical glitch, leaving many passengers stranded between Samaypur Badli in the city to Huda City Centre in Gurgaon.

delhi Updated: May 21, 2019 15:06 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Photographs and video tweeted by passengers show the metro stuck on tracks and people deboarding and walking on the tracks.
Photographs and video tweeted by passengers show the metro stuck on tracks and people deboarding and walking on the tracks.((Photo: Screengrab/Twitter))
         

A technical snag on the Delhi Metro’s Yellow Line, connecting HUDA City Centre to Samaypur Badli, disrupted services on the corridor with train movement being withdrawn between the Qutub Minar and Sultanpur stations for several hours, leaving many morning rush-hour passengers stranded.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) in a statement said, “Due to an issue at Chattarpur, train services will run in loops temporarily between Huda City Centre and Sultanpur and between Samaypur Badli and Qutub Minar.”

The halt left several commuters waiting for trains at metro stations and while many were trapped inside trains, between stations.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought a report on the glitch. “I have asked transport minister to seek a detailed report and direct Delhi Metro to fix responsibility,” he tweeted.

DMRC officials said a team of over 20 engineers and technicians were at the spot rectifying the issue. By noon, train movement was only “partially normalised” between Qutub Minar and Chattarpur.

“Due to a technical snag at Chattarpur, train services have been affected on the Yellow Line. The issue is being rectified,” a senior DMRC official said.

Senior DMRC officials also said that they were operating feeder buses between Sultanpur and Qutub Minar stations, to facilitate passengers travelling on the line.

The snag continued till 1.30pm with services being run at restricted speed.

Photographs and video tweeted by passengers show the metro stuck on tracks and people deboarding and walking on the tracks. The Yellow Line of Delhi Metro connects Samaypur Badli in the city to Huda City Centre in Gurugram.

Delhi Metro: Passengers stranded at Chattarpur station after technical snag 

 

 

 

 

 

Huge rush of morning commuters was seen at metro stations. Videos showing hordes of passengers exiting stations to look for other means of transport were shared on social media.

Traffic jams were also seen around metro stations in Delhi and Gurgaon. Many tweeted about being late to office and crucial meetings, appointments.