Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Delhi Metro Service Severely affected after eagle hit cable

The train service on the Blue Line of Delhi Metro was severely interrupted in the busy hours of Tuesday evening, after an eagle collided with cable, and one part of the upper wire of the network fell down. Because of this the short circuit also happened. For about 3 hours, the trains ran on the same track between Indraprastha and Yamuna Bank stations, where crowds gathered at the stations of busy corridor connecting Noida city center and Vaishali with Dwarka in West Delhi.



The incident took place at around 4:55 pm. This happened just minutes before the busiest time of the evening when the work is finished in the offices. During this time thousands of people boarded the metro to return home. An official of DMRC, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said that the work of repair along with the movement of trains was completed at 7:30 pm.

Due to the Metro service disruptions, the passengers were very disturbed. Student Isha Banerjee told that it took two hours to go from Anand Vihar to Rajiv Chowk, while this journey is completed in less than an hour. He said, "I was not aware of the metro disturbances and I took the Metro from Anand Vihar at 5.00 pm. At first, the doors of the train were open for about 15 minutes, after which the metro stopped at Rajiv Chowk.


The biggest impact of blocking the Blue Line service was on Rajiv Chowk, Mandi House and Barakhamba Road stations, where crowds gathered. Another passenger Manoj Sharma said, "The scene of the Rajiv Chowk station was beyond imagination. There was a lot of crowd, I was waiting for the train standing on the corner of the platform. It seemed that I would fall on the track somewhere as people were constantly pushing me. '
The complainants complained that despite the difficulties DMRC was not making any announcements. A traveler named Avdharesh Singh said, "A passenger did not know what caused the delay in coming to the metro. I took the Metro from Shadipur, which left after about 25 minutes. This made the situation of Confusion. '
 

A DMRC official said that the short circuits in the insulator started with a hawk collision. The spark came out from the insulator and it broke. The official said that due to this reason the movement of the train was monitored. Trains of both directions ran on one track and repair work was done.
                                                                         ---Ashish Jha

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