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Rajiv Chowk Metro station: Sparks witnessed on train's roof, passengers safely evacuated

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 24 May 2017, 12:59 PM
 Sparks witnessed on Metro train's roof, passengers evacuated
Sparks witnessed on Metro train's roof, passengers evacuated

A Delhi Metro train was evacuated at the busy Rajiv Chowk station as sparks were witnessed on its roof on Wednesday morning. An official of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said that initial reports appeared at 10.17 am that smoke and spark were noticed on a train at Central Secretariat. 

The train was asked to report at Rajiv Chowk station where all the passengers were evacuated. Another spark appeared when the train chugged in, which was followed by a minor blast in the rear part of the train. 

Rajiv Chowk is one of the busiest interchange stations in the Delhi Metro network. Normal train operations had resumed on the line by 11 am.

Passengers appeared unaware of any disruptions, but a metro staffer managing the crowd said that attempts were made to evacuate the two platforms for 10-15 minutes.

“As soon as the train reached the station, I heard a small blast sound. There was another mini blast around five minutes later,” said the guard.
Another guard said that passengers were instructed to get off the train one by one.

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“We tried to prevent a stampede and asked all passengers to leave the platform. A few people left, but others decided to stay back and watch,” said the guard.

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First Published: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:10 PM
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