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Dust storm affects Delhi Metro services on Blue, Violet lines

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Metro services were affected at several stations on the Violet and Blue lines after trees fell on (OHE) wires due to a squall and sudden dust storm with a wind speed of up to 109 kmph that whipped the national capital this evening.

According to the Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), services on the Violet Line were affected for 40 minutes as trains ran in two loops between and Escorts Mujesar, and between Nehru Place and Kashmere Gate stations from 5 pm to 5:40 pm.

"This was necessitated due to falling of a tree on wires between Okhla and Jasola stations due to the thunderstorm. The service normalised at 5:40 pm," the DMRC said in a statement.

Similarly, on the between Sector 16 to City Centre were not available since 5:15 pm due to damage to wire on down section of the (towards Noida). Services were restored at 6:50 pm, it said.

The DMRC also said service between Inderprashtha and (on the Blue line) were not available from 5.15 pm due to a tree falling on the (OHE) wires of the up section of the line (towards Dwarka) between and RK Ashram.

on this section was restored at 7:37 pm, it said.

Now, on all lines of the metro are running as per normal schedule after repair of (OHE) wires. There is no problem anywhere in the network, the DMRC said in the statement.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 20:30 IST