Commuters stuck in Metro for 45 min due to power failure

Last Updated: Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 21:05

New Delhi: Passengers on a Delhi Metro
got stuck inside a train for over 45 minutes on Sunday after the
train stopped abruptly near the Rajiv Chowk station due to
power failure leading to disruption of service on Line 3.

The train services on the Line (Yamuna Bank – Dwarka
Sector 9) were affected for about 1 hour and 41 minutes from
3:15 PM to 4:56 PM due to the auxilary power system failure
in one of the newly introduced trains running on Line 3, a
DMRC spokesman said.

The train got stuck between Rajiv Chowk and
Ramakrishna Ashram Marg stations.

"As a result the traction motor of this train was not
powering," he said, adding that the next train which was
immediately following behind and was at Rajiv Chowk was
cleared off passengers. It was then used as a rescue train to
recover the affected train after track clearance was given at
4:20 PM.

The train got stuck between Rajiv Chowk and
Ramakrishna Ashram Marg stations.

"As a result the traction motor of this train was not
powering," he said, adding that the next train which was
immediately following behind and was at Rajiv Chowk was
cleared off passengers. It was then used as a rescue train to
recover the affected train after track clearance was given at
4:20 PM.

Bureau Report



First Published: Sunday, November 8, 2009 - 21:05

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