Man­jha disrupts ser­vices on Red Line

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City -

New Delhi: Com­muters trav­el­ling on Delhi Metro’s Red Line (Rithala-Sha­heed Sthal New Bus Adda) on Sun­day evening had a scare after com­muters re­ported a ‘blast’ as the train ap­proached the See­lam­pur sta­tion. The train was va­cated and checked at the metro sta­tion be­fore re­sum­ing op­er­a­tions.

Delhi Metro Rail Cor­po­ra­tion, how­ever, said that there were no blasts and only ‘flash­ing’ oc­curred.

“At 4.35pm, there was mi­nor flash­ing in the pan­to­graph of a train ap­proach­ing See­lam­pur plat­form due to an ex­ter­nal ob­ject — a ‘man­jha’ kite thread — hitting the over­head elec­tric equip­ment or pan­to­graph,” a DMRC spokesman said. “Such flash­ing is not un­usual when some ex­ter­nal ob­ject comes in con­tact with OHE. The train con­tin­ued its nor­mal ser­vices after a pre­cau­tion­ary check with­out any evac­u­a­tion”.

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