Com­muters has­sled as train ser­vices hit on yel­low line

Millennium Post - - CITY -

NEW DELHI: Delhi Metro com­muters had a tough time on Tues­day as train move­ment on the Yel­low Line slowed down dur­ing peak rush hour due to a tech­ni­cal glitch. The busy line con­nects Vishwavidyalaya to Sa­may­pur Badli.

Com­muters who were trav­el­ing be­tween 7 pm and 9 pm com­plained that the trains, which take two min­utes to go from one sta­tion to an­other, took up to 20 min­utes on Tues­day. The prob­lem oc­curred in Yel­low Line ( Line 2) near Ja­hangir­puri, due to which train ser­vices on the en­tire cor­ri­dor were af­fected for more than an hour dur­ing peak rush hour in the even­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to a Delhi Metro Rail Cor­po­ra­tion (DMRC) spokesper­son, “Train ser­vices on Line-2 were briefly af­fected from 7.30 pm to 8.37 pm be­tween Vishwavidyalaya to Sa­may­pur Badli of Line-2 due to some tech­ni­cal de­fault at the OHE wire.

He also added that ser­vice from Vishwavidyalaya to HUDA City Cen­tre was nor­mal on both lines dur­ing this pe­riod. Thus, im­me­di­ate restora­tion work was un­der­taken by OHE team on this sec­tion whereas, sin­gle line ser­vices were con­tin­ued through down line to work as shut­tle ser­vice, to keep the en­tire line run­ning and pre­vent im­pact on rest of the line.

"The coaches were com­pletely packed with pas­sen­gers and the trains were mov­ing at a snail's pace. Mean­while, an­nounce­ment were there that the ser­vices would be ham­pered but there was no in­for­ma­tion about what had oc­curred and how long this sit­u­a­tion will prevail and when it is go­ing to be re­stored,” said Rahul Puri, a com­puter.

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