New Delhi: Commuters returning home by Blue Line (Dwarka Sector 21-Vaishali/Noida City Centre) on Wednesday faced an infrequent and slow metro service as a technical glitch threw a spanner in the routine run.
A Delhi Metro official said the long halts were because of the breaking of an over-head wire (OHE) at Dwarka on the line going towards Dwarka Sector 21. The malfunction which resulted in bunching up of trains occurred at 5:45 p.m.
“The contact wire of the OHE is found broken between Dwarka Mor and Dwarka section (Up Line going from Rajiv Chowk towards Dwarka). A maintenance team is on the spot for repairs,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official told IANS.
The incident occurred when office workers were leaving for home, a majority from industrial hub Noida, and gave a harrowing time to the commuters as they remained stuck in metro trains which were taking unusually long halts at every station.