Snag hits Delhi Metro again, this times in Magenta Line
New Delhi: Commuters faced a hard time traveling on Delhi Metro's Magenta Line on Wednesday afternoon as the newly-opened section suffered a technical glitch in signalling, affecting train services. The Magenta Line connects Janakpuri West in Delhi's to Botanical Garden in Noida. "The point (crossovers zone) on the line, as a train departs from Jasola Vihar towards Botanical Garden (down Line) on Magenta Line is showing some signalling issue though physically it's fine, since 12:05 pm," an official said.
Due to this, trains between Jasola Vihar and Kalindi Kunj stations are running on restricted speed of 25 kmph as a part of "fail-safe mechanism", leading to minor bunching of trains, he said.
However, overall services on Magenta line are normal and authorised automatic speed in affected section will be restored as soon as the issue is sorted out, the DMRC said. He further said that normal movement restored between Jasola and Kalindi Kunj stations on down line at 3.30 pm, and overall services on Magenta line are normal. Many passengers took to Twitter to share their experience. "Technical delays make traveling by metro very unpredictable. And this are happening more often now a days! #magentaline," a passenger, Rakesh Kamal, tweeted.
Another passenger wrote, "Took 60 minutes from Kalkaji Mandir to Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh. Technical fault in Magenta line." another commuter, Abdul kadir rued that its an regular episode at the strech of metro network, some day or otherday, we are facing the same kind of problem. We chose metro to avoid the traffic jam but now seething with the pain of technical snag at metro network.
Last week, services on the Blue Line were affected for two consecutive days due to signalling issues.