It has not even been a month when Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) was launched by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and it already has a case for compensation of Rs 4.5 lakh registered against its name.
It has not even been a month when Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) was launched by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and it already has a case for compensation of Rs 4.5 lakh registered against its name. The Metro was flagged off on September 5 and it was opened to the commuters on September 6. It was then that the metro that was carrying nearly 100 passengers came to a sudden halt owing to a technical snag and the passengers remained stuck inside the coaches without any light and air conditioning for over an hour. A passenger who has been identified as Gaurav Tripathi, was on the metro and a s a consequence missed his flight for Delhi. The metro train was stranded at Mawaiyya crossing, according to Hindustan Times.
Tripathi, according to the report, filed his petition to the district consumer forum where he has accused the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation of showing no concern towards his problem and the situation which he faced. The man has claimed a compensation for Rs 4.5 lakh stating ‘mental tension and loss of professional reputation besides claiming Rs 20,000 as ticket fare which was rendered useless and the other ticket which he purchased due to missed flight.’ Along with this, Tripathi has also claimed Rs 20,000 from the Lucknow Metro for the expenses that he bore on the filing of the case.
While talking about his ordeal, HT quoted Tripathi saying, “I work for a multinational company and was scheduled to take a flight to attend an important meeting in Delhi. My flight was at 8.30am. I purchased the ticket at 6 am and boarded the train which halted near Mawaiyya for over 45 minutes. I was able to come out of the train from an emergency exit gate. After that I hired a chartered auto but my flight was missed. My commitment towards my client was not fulfilled because of the metro snag. This affected my professional reputation in front of company bosses and client.”