Services partially resume on Delhi Metro's Yellow Line following 4-hr-long disruption; DMRC takes to social media to provide updates
Rush-hour commuters were left hassled as the Delhi Metro trains were temporarily run in two loops -- between Huda City Centre and Sultanpur and between Samaypur Badli and Qutub Minar.
Normal services were restored on Delhi Metro's Yellow Line on Tuesday nearly four hours after a technical glitch
The train services were hit around 9.32 am due to a breakdown of the overhead wire (OHE) at Sultanpur station
Two maintenance teams of DMRC technicians, comprising 16 officials, worked to rectify the problem and trains were initially run at a restricted speed
New Delhi: Normal services were restored on Delhi Metro's Yellow Line on Tuesday nearly four hours after a technical glitch on a section of the corridor left thousands of commuters stranded.
The train services were hit around 9.32 am due to a breakdown of the overhead wire (OHE) at Sultanpur station, leading to tripping of power supply in the section, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials said.
Rush-hour commuters were left hassled as trains were temporarily run in two loops — between Huda City Centre and Sultanpur and between Samaypur Badli and Qutub Minar.
There was no train movement between Sultanpur and Qutub Minar stations. Chhattarpur station falls between Sultanpur and Qutub Minar.
Two maintenance teams of DMRC technicians, comprising 16 officials, worked to rectify the problem and trains were initially run at a restricted speed between Chhattarpur and Qutub Minar stations, the officials said.
Nearly three-and-a-half hours later, end-to-end services were partially restored, with trains plying between Qutub Minar and Sultanpur stations with a lower frequency and in another 30 minutes, normal services resumed, they said.
Delhi Metro constantly updated the status of the disruption and rectification on its social media platforms to inform commuters.
"Normal services have now resumed. Inconvenience is regretted. Please allow for some extra time in your commute till the bunching of trains eases," the DMRC said in a tweet.
The 48.8 km-long Yellow Line has 37 stations and has an average daily ridership of about 7 to 8 lakh.
With inputs from PTI
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast generally cloudy skies with light rain later in the day. The maximum temperature is expected to settle around 33 degrees Celsius
The weather bureau attributed the rainfall to lower-level moisture-laden easterly and southeasterly winds reaching up to Delhi-NCR due to a low-pressure area over the northwest Bay of Bengal and the presence of a Western Disturbance as a trough in mid-troposphere westerlies
There is a possibility of rain in many areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh for the next three days