Magenta Line Metro services resume after south Delhi furniture market fire doused
Trains on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line restarted after a massive fire raging for nearly hours in a furniture market in Shaheen Bagh was put out on Friday, officials said.
No injuries were reported in the fire, which had spread across the nearly 2,000square yard market.
“Train services have resumed between Botanical Garden and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh. Thank you for your patience,” Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) tweeted.
The fire was put out after “a lot of effort”, chief fire officer Atul Garg said. It was reported at around 5:55am.
DMRC had said earlier that train services between Jasola Vihar and Kalindi Kunj were stopped temporarily because of the smoke and fire under the section.
“Short loops are being run between Janakpuri West and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh. No service between Kalindi Kunj and Botanical Garden temporarily,” DMRC tweeted.
“The firefighters are still attending the fire near Kalindi Kunj. We shall keep you posted when train movement resumes between the affected section,” it said.
At least 17 fire tenders were pressed into service to bring the blaze under control, according to news agency Asian News International (ANI).
The Magenta Line has 25 stations starting from Janakpuri West and ending in Botanical Garden, out of which ten are elevated and 15 are underground. The total length of the line is 38.235km out of which 14.42 km is elevated and 23.807km is underground. It takes approximately 47 minutes to complete the trip.