Metro commuters delayed due to breakdown of train

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 11 June 2013, 12:36 PM

Hundreds of Metro commuters in the national capital had a difficult time reaching their destination on Tuesday as trains on the overcrowded HUDA city centre line were delayed during the morning rush hour due to breakdown of one of the trains.

Trains on the busy Yellow Line that connects Jahangirpuri to HUDA city centre were delayed since 9:45 AM after they were bunching up due to breakdown of one of the trains between Central secretariat and Udyog Bhawan stations.

The problem, which was spotted at around 9:45 am, was rectified only after nearly two hours, at about 11:35 AM causing severe inconvenience to office-goers and others who had to search for other modes of transport to reach their destinations.

"A train broke down between Central Secretariat and Udyog Bhawan station. Work is on to remove the train from the track so that other trains can function normally. Passengers have been de boarded from the faulty train," a DMRC official spokesperson said.

Trains were run at a restricted speed at various stations which led to bunching of trains on the corridor during themorning hours. During the peak hours, trains are run at a frequency ofthree minutes on this corridor.

First Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2013 12:27 PM
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