New Delhi, Apr 6: Delhi Metro rail service was disrupted on Blue Line on Friday evening as the national capital witnessed sudden change in the weather. Owing to rain and dust storm, the metro trains on the Blue Line experienced long halts.

Delay in the service led to the build up of heavy rush and long queues at Rajiv Chowk metro station. Commuters, especially those going back to home after office, faced hardship in reaching their destination.

Delhi Metro’s Blue Line connects Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre/Vaishali.

Delhi-NCR was hit by a dust storm and showers on Friday bringing respite to the people reeling under hot and humid weather conditions. On Friday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded 33-degree Celsius and 22 degree Celsius respectively.

Pre-Monsoon rains are expected to continue till April 10, private weather forecast agency Skymet predicted. Adding further, it said that the intensity of rains is likely to pick up the pace by April 9. “In wake of these rains, both the day and night temperatures would fall and start settling around near normal. Afternoons would be slightly warm, but nights would be cool and comfortable in coming days,” it said.