NEW DELHI: Delhi Metro was on Tuesday hit again by a technical snag. Passengers were made to deboard the metro train at Okhla station at 8.20 am. Metro services on the Magenta line were affected due to the snag. The services were later resumed.
The train which developed the snag at Okhla NSIC station was sent to the depot. "A train developed a technical snag at 8:19 am at Okhla NSIC station on the Magenta Line heading towards Janakpuri West. To avoid bunching effect for following trains on the section, passengers were deboarded at the station and train was sent to the depot for further investigation at 8:34 am," a DMRC spokesperson said.
The Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro connects Kalkaji Mandir and Janakpuri West.
Earlier in August, commuters on the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro had to face a harrowing time after the services were affected all day due to maintenance work on the tracks. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) cautioned commuters saying that the work may lead to bunching and delay of trains.
"Due to some planned periodic maintenance by Track department in the night gone by, temporary speed restriction has been imposed on Up line between Subhash Nagar and Tilak Nagar stations (going towards Dwarka), which is likely to continue today," the DMRC had said.
"This may result in minor bunching/delay on the blue Line. The maintenance work happens at night but the rains did not allow to finish it in the deadline," DMRC had added.