Train services on Hyderabad Metro’s red line were briefly disrupted on Saturday afternoon due to a technical snag. Passengers were deboarded at Panjagutta metro station and the metro had to be coupled with the following train and pushed to a nearby pocket track.
In a statement, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) Managing Director NVS Reddy said a train travelling from LB Nagar to Miyapur developed a technical problem at Panjagutta at 12.02 pm. “Passengers were deboarded at Panjagutta & the failed train was coupled with the following train & was pushed into the nearby pocket track which is in between Panjagutta & Irrum Manzil.”
The train services were restored at 12:20 p.m in both up and down lines.
“Considering the crowd at Ameerpet (towards Miyapur), an extra train was introduced from Ameerpet & the crowd was cleared. Train operations are normal after 12.20 pm, as per the Control Centre information of L&T,” the statement said.
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