During the rush hour on Tuesday evening, Delhi Metro services on blue line got delayed due to a technical glitch. The services were resumed shortly after restoration work was completed.
Reportedly, an eagle has lead to short circuit of insulator resulting into parting/sagging of catenary wire which led to the disturbance on blue line of Delhi metro.
"An eagle hit led to a short circuit of insulator resulting in sagging of catenary wire. The insulator flashed and broke. It caused OHE entanglement with a train passing under it. Consequently, train movement was regulated on this line. Trains were run on a single line, alternatively in either direction, and repair work was carried out. The snag had hit the down line (that goes towards Noida/Vaishali)," the official said.
As trains ran on a single line between Indraprastha and Yamuna Bank stations, for nearly three hours, crowd swelled across stations of the busy corridor that connects Noida City Centre and Vaishali to west Delhi's Dwarka.
The incident happened around 4.55 pm, minutes before evening peak period, which sees thousands of home-bound commuters taking the rapid transit as office hours get over around this time.
After restoration work was completed the normal services on affected section were resumed from 7:43 pm onwards.
(With PTI Inputs)