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Man jumps on Metro track, services delayed on 3 lines

New Delhi: A man, who works as a sanitary inspector with the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, suffered critical injuries on Wednesday after he attempted suicide by trying to jump in front of a Metro train in Dwarka.

Due to this, a brief delay in services on Blue line between Dwarka sector 21 and Dwarka. However, services on other lines were also reported delayed.

According to the police, the incident occurred at 10.18 am when the victim, later identified as Anil Kumar, jumped onto the tracks in platform number 1 at the Dwarka Sector-9 Metro Station.

"A resident of Palam Village, Anil Kumar was admitted with critical injuries in a nearby hospital where he is undergoing treatment", the Delhi Police additional PRO Anil Mittal said.

The reason for Kumar's extreme step is yet to be established, he added. The commuters travelling on blue line faced delayed services on Wednesday around 1.50 pm to 2.25 pm due to signalling issue, which was lasted for around 30 minutes.

The official from DMRC said that from 1.50 pm to 2.25 pm, there was a signalling issue in a train approaching Saket Metro Station (towards Samaypur Badli) due to which there was a minor bunching from HUDA city centre- Saket section of Yellow line.

The train was vacated at Hauz Khas and sent to depot. Rest of the line was running normal, said DMRC official.

Commuters said they were asked to board the next train which came arrived after 15 minutes.

"We were de-boarded at hauz khas, but the next train took 15 minutes to reach the platform," said Raman Das, who was going to Dwarka.

"Trains on the Blue line were running at a snail's pace. I got down at Laxmi Nagar and took an auto to Connaught Place where I had to go," said Yaswant singh, who heading to CP for work.

On Red line, a minor delay were also reported from Rithala to Kashmere Gate. Later, "Normal services has resumed," said DMRC official tweet.

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