People face difficulty in booking app-based taxis due to festive rush.
New Delhi: Delhi Metro commuters had a tough time on Saturday morning due to a technical glitch at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station.
Metro service at the Noida/Vaishali to Dwarka route remained shut for almost an hour-and-a-half between 8.30 am and 10.05 pm.
“Usually it takes me around 18 minutes to reach Tagore Garden from Dwarka station. Today, it took more than 50 minutes and that too in an overcrowded coach,” a commuter said.
“Metro halted at Yamuna Bank station for almost an hour. We are facing such inconvenience even after the DMRC has hiked Metro fares by about 100 per cent,” said another commuter.
Due to rush at Metro stations and high demand due to the Bhai Dooj festival, some commuters also faced difficulty in booking app-based taxis like Ola and Uber.
According to reports, the pantograph of a train got entangled in overhead equipment (OHE) between Rajiv Chowk and R.K. Ashram section while approaching the Rajiv Chowk station.
The train services were regulated on Line-3 in short loops between Yamuna Bank and Noida/Vaishali, between Karol Bagh and Dwarka Sector-21 and in single line between the Karol Bagh and Yamuna Bank section.
The Delhi Metro informed that the OHE team undertook the restoration work in the affected section on down line and train was removed from service at 10.05 am, after which the train movement was restored.
A Delhi Metro spokesperson said trains were run on short loop between Yamuna Bank and Noida/Vaishali and between Karol Bagh and Dwarka Sec-21. He added that single line train operations were carried out between Karol Bagh and Yamuna Bank section.
The two branches of Blue Line (Line 3/4), that have gained considerable infamy due to frequent snags, connects Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida City Centre and Vaishali.