Services were disrupted on the Yellow Line of the Delhi Metro on Tuesday morning around 9:32 am and normal services were not resumed till after 1:30 pm. Earlier in the day, services were hit due to the breakdown of Overhead wire (OHE) at Sultanpur station, leading to tripping of power supply in Sultanpur-Qutub Minar section.
In its latest tweet, DMRC said that the services have been resumed and it will take some time before the bunching of train eases.
Due to the technical glitch, the passengers from two trains- one in the section between Qutab Minar and Chattarpur and the other in the section between Chattarpur and Sultanpur had to be deboarded. Yellow Line connects Samaypur Badli in the city to Huda City Centre in Gurgaon.
Two maintenance teams of DMRC technicians consisting of 16 officials worked urgently to rectify the problem. Temporary restoration has been completed and trains are expected to run at restricted speed between Chhattarpur and Qutub Minar soon. pic.twitter.com/0N9WMpiAU9
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“Due to a technical snag at Chattarpur, train services have been affected on the Yellow Line. The issue is being rectified,” a senior DMRC official said.
Some people got off the train and had to walk on the track at Qutub Minar station and others were stuck inside coaches, sending out tweets asking for the air-conditioning to be put on.
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Trains were being run in following loops temporarily — between Huda City Centre and Sultanpur and between Samaypur Badli and Qutub Minar. DMRC had also introduced feeder buses in this section to provide relief to the commuters by connecting this missing link as the OHE repair work is carried out simultaneously in the affected section. The train services on the Yellow Line will resume as soon as the Overhead wire will be restored, the DMRC official said.
(With PTI inputs)