Commuters suffer as snag hits Delhi Metro`s Blue Line

Thousands of commuters in Delhi had a harrowing time on Wednesday as Metro services were disrupted on the Dwarka to Vaishali/Noida City Centre Blue Line in evening rush hour.

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: Jun 04, 2014, 23:07 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Deepak Nagpal

New Delhi: Thousands of commuters in Delhi had a harrowing time on Wednesday as Metro services were disrupted on the Dwarka to Vaishali/Noida City Centre Blue Line in evening rush hour.

The technical snag caused trains to run slow and halt for several minutes at many stations. This led to overcrowding inside trains as well as on stations and the situation that lasted for hours. As per last available reports, the problem had been rectified.
The fault occurred at 6.43 pm and was rectified at 9.10 pm, as per the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

"Due to the snapping of a strand of the overhead electrical wire between Dwarka and Dwarka Morh station, single line operation was on between Dwarka and Janakpuri west while a short loop was running between Janakpuri West and Rajiv Chowk," said an official of the DMRC.

"Normalcy was restored at 9.10 pm. The problem started at 6.43 pm," the official said.
Blue Line is one of the busiest Metro routes in the capital – it connects Dwarka in southwest Delhi with Noida and Vaishali in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.

Last month also, a similar technical problem had led to a major disruption in services on the Blue Line.