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Dust storm affects Delhi metro services on Blue, Red Line

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Services on the Red Line and Blue Line of the Metro were affected briefly due to some snags on a few stretches after a dust storm, with winds gusting up to 70 kmph, hit the national capital this evening, officials said.

"Due to sudden dust storm and rain around 5 pm, there were a few cases of track circuit signalling drop reported on Line 1 (Red Line) and Line 3 (Blue Line) and external object striking overhead electrification near Janakpuri East," a said.

"This had no major impact on overall services, except minor regulation of trains on affected stretches. Trains on all lines are running normal otherwise," he said.

Red Line connects Dilshad Garden in east and in the western part of the city. Blue Line spans from Dwarka Sector 21 to Both are two of the longests and busiest routes on the

The dust storm accompanied with light rain pushed the temperature in down by a few notches on what was a sultry day.

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First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 20:00 IST