New Delhi: Delhi Metro rail service was disrupted on Blue Line on Tuesday due to ongoing maintenance work. Commuters, especially those going back to home after office, faced hardship in reaching their destination.

According to the Metro officials, the speed of the Metro was slower than usual due to the maintenance work carried out on the track. The work which was supposed to take place during the night time was postponed as a result of rainfall in the region.

The trains on the line that connects Dwarka to Ghaziabad and Noida ran at a speed of 15 km per hour instead of 35 km per hour.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation explained the issue in a statement, “Due to some planned periodic maintenance by Track department in the previous night, a temporary speed restriction (TSR) of 15 km per hour has been imposed on Up line between Subhash Nagar and Tilak Nagar stations (going towards Dwarka), which is likely to continue for the day.”

Several parts of the national capital region including Delhi and Gurgaon received widespread rainfall throughout the night. This resulted in waterlogging at several places, which eventually created traffic jams during the peak hours in the morning. Many people opted to travel by the Metro which delayed due to overcrowding.

The DMRC added, “This may result in minor bunching/delay on the Line. Speed restriction will be removed once the track department carries out the remaining work in the night.”

Around 1.30 p.m. the speed limit was increased up to 30 km per hour between Subhash Nagar and Tilak Nagar stations, stated DMRC.

(With IANS inputs)