Delhi Metro commuters continue to face hardships

New Delhi: For the second consecutive day, Metro commuters continued to face hardships due to maintenance of Over-Head Electrification (OHE) on the busy Vaishali line leading to delay in train services through the day.

Frequency of train services were reduced to 15 minutes initially and later 10 minutes from the normal 5 minutes between Vaishali and Anand Vihar Metro Stations on the Dwarka Sec-21-Vaishali corridor this morning.

"The frequency was reduced due to maintenance work in OHE between Anand Vihar and Vaishali. The frequency in the morning was 15 minutes and it was brought down to 10 minutes later in the day," a Delhi Metro spokesman said.

This resulted in delay of trains and some passengers complained that the frequency of services were more than 20 minutes.

Some commuters also came to Anand Vihar station to take a Metro. However, train services from Anand Vihar to Dwarka Sec-21 were normal.

Metro officials said feeder bus services were arranged for commuters from Anand Vihar for them to reach Vaishali. Services between Anand Vihar and Vaishali will suspended at 10 PM tonight as against the normal time of 11 PM.

The delays came a day after services on the Dwarka-Noida Line were affected last night due to a problem in the OHE, which transmits electrical energy to run the trains.