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Bird rescued after falling on Delhi Metro tracks

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Services on Metro's line were temporarily halted after a bird fell on the train tracks. The bird is now safe, officials said.

On Wednesday night, the Black Kite bird, which was later found to be exhausted and dehydrated, had a close brush with death after collapsing on the Metro tracks running between Botanical Gardens and Okhla Bird Sanctuary Metro Stations, non-profit Wildlife SOS said in a statement.

Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) officials said the incident took place around 9 p.m. and affected services on the Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden line for about 30 minutes.

A rescue team from the NGO swung into action when a DMRC saw the bird stranded on the tracks.

"The bird was under observation for a few hours and was released back into its natural habitat post recovery," the NGO said, warning that the number of birds being affected by the scorching heat is bound to escalate in the months to come.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 18:16 IST
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