Hardship was in store for people who took Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line Sunday, with services on the corridor witnessing a two-hour-long disruption.
The 38-km-long line connects Janakpuri West in South West Delhi to Noida’s Botanical Garden.
“Train services on this line between Kalkaji and R K Puram section were affected on Sunday from 8.55 am to 11 am due to a motoring problem reported from a train at Chirag Delhi UP platform (going towards Janakpuri West),” said an official statement released by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
It further stated that after local troubleshooting measures, the train was withdrawn from service. After the passengers were deboarded at Chirag Delhi, to avoid further delay on the Line, the train was sent to the depot for investigation.
To keep services going, DMRC ran trains on a single line between R K Puram and Kalkaji Mandir stations temporarily. Two temporary loops were also put in effect between Janakpuri West – R K Puram and Botanical Garden – Kalkaji.
Metro services were restored around 11 am after the issue was resolved.