New Delhi: A woman was killed after she jumped in front of an oncoming train at the Jhandewalan metro station on Monday morning, at 8:30 AM. As a result, Delhi Metro services on the blue line was affected between Indraprastha and Kirti Nagar for some time.
Efforts are being made to ascertain the identity of the woman, believed to be in her 40s, a police official said. The body of the woman has been shifted to Lady Harding Medical College.
However, metro on all other lines were operating normally.
The Blue Line of the Delhi Metro system in Delhi consists of 50 metro stations from Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida Electronic City and a branch line consisting of 8 stations from Vaishali to Yamuna Bank.
Earlier on May 29, services were affected for nearly two hours on the Red Line of the Delhi Metro due to a technical snag in the Dilshad Garden-Shahdara section of the corridor, officials said. The Red Line connects Rithala in Delhi to Shahid Sthal (New Bus Adda) in Ghaziabad. “Due to an OHE (overhead electricity) issue on the Dilshad Garden-Shahdara section, train services were affected. As a result, trains were temporarily run in two separate loops,” a senior DMRC official said. Services between Shahdara and Dilshad Garden stations were run on a single line until the sang was rectified, he said. Only one station Jhilmil falls on the Shahdara and Dilshad Garden section.