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Metro trains delayed at Blue Line as eagle hit electric wire in Delhi

Courtesy:HT

New Delhi: Delhi Metro’s Blue Line connecting Noida, Vaishali to Dwarka faced an enormous crowd due to its late running on Tuesday, leaving commuters hanging at different stations at 5 pm.

DMRC officials said the problem started when an overhead electrical (OHE) wire broke which connects Indraprastha and Yamuna Bank stations after a bird hit. “An eagle hit the wire. It led to a short circuit of insulator resulting into the parting of sagging of catenary wire,” an official said. “The snag was reported on the down line where the metro was heading towards Noida/Vaishali,” Ht reported.

The problem has not been yet resolved, Metro trains are likely to be this crowded for the time being. “OHE team is taking remedial measures and train movement is being regulated by this section for the time being,” officials added.

Busy stations like Rajiv Chowk and Mandi House were blocked with people trying to board a metro. Entry and exit points were not shut to control the swelling crowds. Several commuters started leaving to try other modes of transport. “It was crazy at Rajiv Chowk. Auto drivers immediately began overcharging outside the stations,” said Rajesh Malhotra, a commuter.