New Delhi: Thousands of commuters in Gurugram and Delhi were left stranded on Tuesday morning after a technical glitch halted metro services on the Yellow Line.
The Yellow Line connects Samaypur Badli in Delhi to Huda City Centre in Gurgaon.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said “repair work is in progress between Qutub Minar and Chhattarpur metro stations”. After the train services shut completely, passengers travelling in two trains between the metro stations were evacuated in the morning.
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
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) May 21, 2019
”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,” the DMRC said in a tweet. The services are expected to be restored soon.
The Delhi Metro earlier ran feeder bus services between Sultanpur and Qutub Minar after passengers were left stranded at metro stations.
Frustrated citizens shared pictures and videos of serpentine queues and huge crowds clogging the stations on Twitter. In some places, people had to walk on the railway tracks after power failure at the metro stations.
Disruption in train services also led to heavy traffic in certain pockets of the city.
#DelhiMetro: I was stucked in Qutub minar metro station there is no feeder bus service provided by @OfficialDMRC people are walking & taking lift but still the services still not resumed. Huge #shutdown it was now took metro from sultanpur towards Huda city. pic.twitter.com/7KMr6paI4V
— Harsh Baweja (@Harshbaweja_in) May 21, 2019
— Vishal Toshiwal (@vishaltoshiwal) May 21, 2019
— Ankush Chopra (@Ankschopra86) May 21, 2019
Stranded frm past 3hrs due to #metro technical snag at yellow line. No cabs available, took erickshaw, shared auto and bus to reach qutub minar where people are stranded walking on the roads, autowalas asking for Rs 200 per person for three-four km ride. @DelhiMetro_ @dtptraffic pic.twitter.com/1FA6r46X4g
— Sangeeta yadav (@Sangeeta_Yadavv) May 21, 2019
— Gyan University (@gyan_university) May 21, 2019
— Manoj Kumar Gupta (@ermanojgupta) May 21, 2019
The @DelhiMetro_ is not working! Everybody please don’t take it. I was stuck for half an hour underground. It’s a nightmare. WFH or take a cab even though cabs are taking ages to come!
— Rashi Singh (@irrrashinal) May 21, 2019
Thousands Stranded After Technical Glitch Disrupts Delhi Metro Services on Yellow Line – News18