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Snag on Magenta Line slows Delhi Metro, commuters suffer

Commuters in Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line, which connects Janakpuri West with Botanical Garden, were stuck for over 30 minutes on Wednesday evening after a technical snag halted a train at the Shankar Vihar Metro station.

delhi Updated: Sep 13, 2018 03:59 IST
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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said the train halted due to a signalling issue at Shankar Vihar at 4.35pm. Officials said the train was later pulled out of service and sent for maintenance by 4.55pm. (PTI/Picture for representation)

Commuters in Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line, which connects Janakpuri West with Botanical Garden, were stuck for over 30 minutes on Wednesday evening after a technical snag halted a train at the Shankar Vihar Metro station.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said the train halted due to a signalling issue at Shankar Vihar at 4.35pm. Officials said the train was later pulled out of service and sent for maintenance by 4.55pm.

“The problem was reported with one train but it led to bunching and delays on the entire Magenta line,” said a DMRC spokesperson. He said normal services resumed after 4.55pm.

Commuters who were travelling on the line at the time said trains from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden were operating at a snail’s pace. “Completed my trip from Dashrath Puri to Hauz Khas and it took me 30 minutes... I cover the distance in half the time...,” Supriya Sareen, a commuter, tweeted .

Wednesday was the second consecutive day that a technical snag hit the Magenta Line.

First Published: Sep 13, 2018 03:59 IST