Metro breaks down at Mandi House stn, Violet Line affected

Passengers were stranded for 5 hours

Metro breaks down at Mandi House stn, Violet Line affected

 Metro commuters faced a tough time after services were disrupted when a train broke down at Mandi House station during the morning rush hour on Thursday.

The services between ITO and Mandi House stations on the Violet Line remained affected for nearly five hours.

Passengers had a harrowing time reaching their destinations.
“I had to exit the Mandi House station and take an auto to reach my office at ITO,” said Parul Dutta, a private firm employee.

Some passengers had arguments with the Delhi Metro staff over exceeding the maximum time travellers are allowed on the network.

“I take the Metro from New Ashok Nagar. I usually have to wait for nearly 10 minutes at Mandi House station to board the train to ITO. I take around 30 to 40 minutes to reach ITO from New Ashok Nagar,” said Rakesh Chauhan.

“Today, I had to get down from the train at Akshardham to attend an important call and I lost track of time.

“After waiting at the Mandi House station for 20 minutes or so I thought of taking the exit and I was asked to pay Rs 10 as fine for exceeding the time limit,” he said.
“But later I was let off when I convinced the Metro staff that I got late due to the disruption in the services.”

Immobilisation

According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, train services at ITO station of the Violet Line were “disrupted on Thursday between 7.48 am to 11.40 am due to immobilisation of a terminating train at the platform of Mandi House Metro station”.
“The train was later removed from the section at 11.40 am and thereafter, regular train services were resumed at ITO Metro station,” a DMRC statement said.

“Train services from Mandi House to Escorts Mujesar were running normally during this period,” it added.

Mandi House Metro station was recently adjudged the best station this year.
Over 26 lakh passengers take Delhi Metro daily to commute in and across the city frequently.

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