In the first major outage since the start of commercial operations in June 2014, services on the city’s first Metro Rail corridor were disrupted for over an hour on Wednesday due to a failure in the overhead wire near Andheri Metro station.
The Reliance Infrastructure-led Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL), which has constructed and operates the Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar Metro on a public private partnership model, suspended services between Versova and Airport Road during the outage.
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“The exact reason behind the overhead wire failure is yet to be ascertained. However, we didn’t cancel any trains. Services were normal between Ghatkopar and Airport Road,” an MMOPL spokesperson said.
Commuters wanting to travel beyond Airport Road station were turned away and regular announcements were made at stations informing passengers about the technical glitch. Regular services on the entire 11.4-km stretch resumed only after 6.45 pm.