New Delhi, Jul 5: Delhi Metro rail service was disrupted on Violet Line on Thursday evening as the national capital witnessed a sudden change in the weather. Violet Line service was halted after a portion of a railing wall fell on a train. The incident took place between Lajpat Nagar and Jangpura metro station. Also Read - Weather Update: IMD Predicts Heavy Rainfall For Karnataka on Wednesday, Issues Red Alert
Delay in the service led to the build-up of a heavy rush and long queues at the metro station. Commuters, especially those going back to home after office, faced hardship in reaching their destination. Also Read - Yuck! Man Finds Dead Lizard in His Sambar at Delhi's Saravana Bhavan, FIR Launched | Watch
Delhi-NCR was hit by heavy showers on Thursday afternoon bringing respite to the people reeling under hot and humid weather conditions. The thundershowers that lasted for around an hour came after the forecast by the India Meteorological Department last week.
The Meteorological (Met) department had earlier predicted heavy showers in Delhi from this week. “The minimum temperature recorded at 8.30am was at 26 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal,” a MeT department official said. The humidity level was recorded at 72%.