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Metro train services delayed on Red line

New Delhi: Delhi Metro commuters had a tough time on Sunday evening as train movement on the Red Line slowed down during peak rush hour due to some issues, which affected the train operation.

The commuters complained that the trains were crawling and taking stops for a long duration at stations.

Moreover, some of the commuters complained that the trains took over 20 minutes to go from one station to another.

Metro officials said the there was Track Circuit (TC) drop between Seelam pur and Shastri park section on 'UP' line ( going towards Kashmere Gate) from 5.30 pm to

6.45 pm.

As s result, the train were passing in manual mode in this segment, resulting in little bunching for successive trains during this period, a senior official, DMRC said.

Later, the services were retored, he added.

"Stranded Metros on the Metro network have become a regular sight," said Rajesh Kumar, a daily commuter at Pragati Maidan metro station.

The train were running on snail pace and it was distressing moments as I was getting late to my work zone, but could not help. After sometime, there was an announcement that train is being delayed due to the technical fault.

"I reached my office 30 minutes late due to slow service," Rajesh Kumar rued.

However, commuters said that there was a delay of more than half an hour in reaching their destinations.

"I have been waiting here for last 30 to board on the metro, but the service has been affected due to some technical snag. We are not sure when it will be normalised. I have to reach at Kashmiri Gate metro station, but there is no clue regarding this," said Mohan Singh, a daily commuter.

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