New Delhi: Delhi Metro services on the Blue Line were delayed for over 30 minutes on Wednesday afternoon following a technical snag. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) operates Metro train service between Dwarka Sector 21 and Noida City Center/Vaishali.
“I reached Rajiv Chowk on time thinking that at least today i’ll reach to work without any delay. But, thanks to the Delhi Metro, I don’t see it happening now,” Promila Sarkar, who works at a private company in Noida Sector 15, told India.com
Another DMRC passenger, Kartikey Parashar, told that he had been standing inside the metro going towards Vaishali for over 15-20 minutes. “This is very irritating. The metro service has deteriorated more after the fare was revised,” he said.
The delay in service of Metro train on the line led to a heavy rush and long queues at all the metro stations that fall on the route. Several commuters took to Twitter to narrate the ordeal that they had to suffer due to the delay in Delhi Metro train services on Blue Line.
“Stuck on #blueline #delhimetro due to technical fault. It’s more than half an hour. .@DelhiMetro_Rail,” tweeted a commuter, Ankita Verma.
Another commuter, Abhishek Arora, tweeted to inform about the delay in services of Delhi Metro on Blue Line.
A commuter, with @SilentSamurai21 Twitter handle questioned Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari over frequent technical glitches witnessed by the Delhi Metro. “There is enough time provided every night yet these frequent technical glitches, what about the time and productivity lost. Who is answerable for this.”
“The view and control of the signaling and Automatic Train Control system on Blue Line (Dwarka Sec-21 to Noida City Centre/Vaishali) at Operations Control Centre (OCC) was intermittently getting lost today between Karol Bagh and Dwarka section. As a result, trains were being locally controlled as and when such view loss was happening resulting into intermittent bunching/hold up of trains for brief spells,” DMRC officials was quoted as saying.
Earlier on November 30, Metro services on the Red Line were affected due to a technical snag. Several commuters on the Dilshad Garden-Rithala route were affected due to this. “There was some delay near Inderlok (station) around 7:15 am due to some OHE issues. One strand of the OHE line was loosened which was repaired shortly,” DMRC officials released a statement later.