Manjha disrupts services on Red Line
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”.