Thousands stranded after technical fault disrupts Delhi Metro on yellow line


New Delhi, Thousands of commuters in Gurugram and Delhi were left stranded on Tuesday morning after a technical glitch halted metro services on the Yellow Line which connects Samaypur Badli in Delhi to Huda City Centre in Gurgaon.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said “repair work is in progress between Qutub Minar and Chhattarpur metro stations”. After the train services shut completely, passengers travelling in two trains between the metro stations were evacuated in the morning.

“Two maintenance teams of DMRC technicians consisting of 16 officials worked urgently to rectify the problem. Temporary restoration has been completed and trains are expected to run at restricted speed between Chhattarpur and Qutub Minar soon,” the DMRC tweeted. The services are expected to be restored soon.

The Delhi Metro earlier ran feeder bus services between Sultanpur and Qutub Minar after passengers were left stranded at metro stations.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said he has asked state transport minister Kailash Gahlot to seek a detailed report from Delhi Metro.

Disruption in train services also led to heavy traffic in parts pockets of the city.