New Delhi, May 31: Services on Delhi Metro’s Blue Line have been temporarily put on hold, a news agency ANI reported on Thursday. The metro between Dwarka Sec-21 to Janakpuri West is not running since 9:10 pm  According to ANI, the services have been put on hold due to agitating staff assembling in Dwarka. Meanwhile, the services from Janakpuri West to Noida and Vaishali are running normally.

The disruption in the services of the metro train resulted into a huge build-up of the rush at almost all the stations on the blue line, particularly at Rajiv Chowk. However, there is no report of the services being restored. More details are awaited in the matter.

According to Times of India reports, the DMRC employees are protesting the alleged assault on a station controller by a CISF sub-inspector. They stopped train movement on the Dwarka section of the Blue Line by gathering on the tracks.

According to sources, the incident at around 12:30 pm was triggered by an argument that ensued when a tyre of a vehicle apparently belonging to the CISF was “deflated” since it was parked in an “unauthorised zone” outside the premises of Dwarka Sector 21 station.

“A CISF personnel then asked a DMRC staff as to why was it done. The staff told him that since it was parked illegally, the station manager had ordered to deflate the tyre,” a source said.

The CISF is tasked with guarding the Delhi Metro facilities. “That CISF staff, along with a couple of other personnel, then went to the room of the station manager and thrashed him,” the source alleged.

The Blue Line of the Delhi Metro system in Delhi consists of 44 metro stations from Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre (Sector 32) and a branch line consisting of 8 stations from Vaishali to Yamuna Bank.

The Blue Line of the Delhi Metro system in Delhi consists of 44 metro stations from Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre (Sector 32) and a branch line consisting of 8 stations from Vaishali to Yamuna Bank.

The disruption of the train services on Delhi Metro’s Blue Line did not go down well with the commuters. Majority of them expressed their anger and frustration slamming the DMRC over the poor services accorded to commuters even after recent fare hikes.

(with agency inputs)