Delhi Metro services were affected for about 30 minutes owing to signalling issues at three major stations on the busy Yellow Line.
New Delhi: Passengers had a tough time on Friday as Delhi Metro services were affected for about 30 minutes owing to signalling issues at three major stations on the busy Yellow Line, which connects Samaypur Badli and Huda City Centre.
The snag hit Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, and Vishwavidyalaya Metro stations around 11.30 am, a senior Metro official said. Train services slowed down but did not stop, he added.
“Due to a signalling issue at the interlocking stations of Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, and Vishwavidyalaya stations of Line 2 (Yellow Line), trains were manually given routes between 11.30 am and 12.04 pm. This caused the trains to bunch together on Line 2 during this period,” said the official. “The issue has been rectified and services are being restored with normal movement,” the DMRC said.
Notably, Rajiv Chowk (Blue Line-Yellow Line) and Kashmere Gate (Red Line with Yellow and Violet Lines) are also interchange stations, which get huge footfalls each day. “Trains were stopping for longer hours than usual, thus causing the delay. However, the services weren’t stopped at any point of time,” an official said.