New Delhi: Services on the Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line have resumed five hours after the operations were halted following a massive fire at a furniture market near Kalindi Kunj corridor. “Train services have resumed between Botanical Garden and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh. Thank you for your patience,” the DMRC tweeted.

Earlier in the day, metro services between Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh and Kalindi Kunj were stopped temporarily due to smoke and fire from a fire underneath the section.

“Short loops are being run between Janak Puri West and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh. No service between Kalindi Kunj and Botanical Garden temporarily,” the DMRC had tweeted.

Meanwhile, 17 fire tenders have been rushed to the spot to douse the flame. As of now, no casualties have been reported.

“The fire was reported at 5.55 am, and 17 fire trucks were immediately rushed to the spot,” said Delhi Fire Services Director Atul Garg, according to news agency IANS.

Reports claimed that Delhi Police had several times written to the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to remove this market citing safety concerns.