Delhi Metro: Red Line operations affected after overhead wire snaps, passengers evacuated

"To de-entangle the pantograph, the train had to be vacated as per procedure. Since it took place in the early hours on a Sunday, not many passengers were there and services did not see much impact," a Delhi Metro spokesperson said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: October 8, 2017 10:00 pm
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A train on the Delhi Metro’s Red Line came to an halt on Sunday while approaching the Kashmere Gate station after a portion of an overhead wire snapped, an official said. Passengers, including a woman who fell unconscious, had to be evacuated from the Rithala-bound train. However, services did not see much impact as the incident occurred in the early hours, a DMRC spokesperson said.

The wire snapped while the train was entering the Kashmere Gate interchange station from the Shastri Park end, the spokesperson said.

The passengers were evacuated by a CISF quick-reaction team and a 30-year-old woman who had fallen unconscious was taken to a hospital, a senior Central Industrial Security Force official said.

“Due to the breaking of the catenary wire of the OHE around 6.40 am between the Shastri Park and Kashmere Gate sections of Line 1, the pantograph of a train got entangled into it.”

“To de-entangle the pantograph, the train had to be vacated as per procedure. Since it took place in the early hours on a Sunday, not many passengers were there and services did not see much impact,” the spokesperson said.

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