1. Delhi Metro services affected on Blue Line due to snag in overhead wire

Delhi Metro services affected on Blue Line due to snag in overhead wire

The glitch, which was reported around 5.40 pm, slowed down train operations till about 7 pm, before it was rectified, giving a tough time to evening peak hour commuters on the line that connects Noida to south west Delhi's Dwarka.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 21, 2017 12:48 AM
Metro services were affected on the busy Blue Line this evening due to a glitch in the overhead wire along the elevated stretch between Dwarka and Dwarka Mor stations. (PTI)

Metro services were affected on the busy Blue Line this evening due to a glitch in the overhead wire along the elevated stretch between Dwarka and Dwarka Mor stations. The glitch, which was reported around 5.40 pm, slowed down train operations till about 7 pm, before it was rectified, giving a tough time to evening peak hour commuters on the line that connects Noida to south west Delhi’s Dwarka. “Train services on Line-3 were briefly affected from 6 pm to 7 pm between Janakpuri West to Dwarka section of Line-3 to undertake immediate repair of an OHE wire which was broken as a bird dropped a metallic wire on it, following which it snapped,” a metro spokesperson said. Single line services were continued through down line (towards Noida) on this section to work as a shuttle service, which kept the entire line running, but it could not prevent bunching of trains along the 50-km-long corridor. The Blue Line is extremely snag-prone due to a host of factors including its vulnerability to external factors as it is largely overground. Services were fully restored around 7 pm, the spokesperson added.

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