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Snag in Delhi Metro's Blue Line leaves thousands stranded

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The Metro's Blue Line (Dwarka 21-City Centre/Vaishali) services came to a grinding halt on Tuesday when it developed a snag near the Indraprastha station, stranding thousands of commuters along the stretch.

"Some strands of Over-Head Equipment (OHE) wire reportedly sagged between Indraprastha and Yamuna Bank section on the line going towards Noida/Vaishali at 4.55 p.m.," a Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official told IANS.

"The OHE team is taking remedial measures and train movement is being regulated on this section for the time being," he said.

The snag forced many people to wait for an inordinately long time at the stations.

"I waited for the train at Dwarka station for 40 minutes. But when it didn't turn up, I took the Airport Line, which is still a fair bet to reach ITO," a commuter told IANS over phone.

It took another commuter more than an hour to reach Rajiv Chowk from Noida's Sector 16 Metro station.

"The train halted for almost ten minutes at every station. At Yamuna Bank it remained still for 15-16 minutes. Even the AC stopped working many times," Ankita Sarkar, a student, told IANS.



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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 19:14 IST