Services of Delhi Metro’s Violet line was halted on Thursday evening after a boundary wall fell on a coach of the metro between Lajpat Nagar and Jangpura metro station. No injuries have been reported, yet. The route near Lajpat Nagar has been blocked.
The wall collapse came to notice after the thunderstorm in Delhi that lasted for an hour. The weather department has predicted rain overnight. A senior DMRC official told PTI, “The incident took place around 4 pm and services are being run in two loops — Nehru Place to Escorts Mujesar; and Central Secretariat to Kashmere Gate, till the railing is removed.”
Adding that all passengers were taken safely to Lajpat Nagar, he said, ” “After the incident, the approaching train, moving towards Lajpat Nagar station, was put on hold due to this obstruction.”
The overhead electricity (OHE) supply had been put off between Central Secretariat and Nehru Place sections on the corridor to remove the railing.
While the heavy rainfall this afternoon brought big relief to the residents of Delhi, many complained about the traffic movement and water clogging of roads in the city. Twitter has been flooded with monsoon shower pictures.
— Nidhi Taneja (@nidhitaneja0795) July 5, 2018
Delhi, THIS, after 10 mins of rain! pic.twitter.com/8afx0gjL5c
— Mahima Kaul (@misskaul) July 5, 2018
Trees were seen uprooted at various places after an hour of thunderstorm in Delhi.
— Subhabrata Ghosh (@journo_sgc) July 5, 2018
— pankaj mallik (@mallik_pankaj12) July 5, 2018
The violet line metro will be shortly resumed after the railing is removed.