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Day after dust storm, services affected on metro's Magenta Line

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The presence of extraneous material that flew into the viaduct from the storm last night caused some technical and hampered on the Line, officials said Tuesday.

As a result, trains between and Terminal 1 are being run at a restricted speed since morning, they said.

The 34.2-km Line connects Botanical Garden and Janakpuri West stations.

The on down line (towards Botanical Garden) section between IGI Airport to stations of the Line are running with a restricted speed of 30 kmph since 8 am, a said.

"This is being necessitated as a precautionary measure as one of the train's had noticed some foreign material that flew into the viaduct, because of the strong windstorm last night," the DMRC said in a statement.

The tracks will be cleared only after the end of at night, it added.

A restricted speed is about 30 kmph, and trains' regular plying speed is about 40 kmph, the said.

However, services on the rest of the Magenta Line are running normal.

The section from IGI Airport to stations is facing slower movement due to this precautionary speed restriction, officials said.

Earlier an had said that due to bunching of trains, from technical issues on the affected section, services in the rest of the corridor were also affected.

Areas falling under the and parts of area falling under the witnessed storm with high-speed winds on Monday night, followed by rainfall.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 17:06 IST