Snag hits Metro at Red Line during early hours
NEW DELHI: A train on the Delhi Metro's Red Line came to a halt on Sunday morning while approaching the Kashmere Gate station, after a portion of an overhead wire snapped, an official said.
Passengers, including a woman who fell unconscious, had to be evacuated from the Rithala-bound train.
However, services did not see much impact as the incident occurred in the early hours, a spokesperson of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said.
The wire snapped while the train was entering Kashmere Gate interchange station from the Shastri Park end, the spokesperson said.
Passengers were evacuated by a quick-reaction team of the Central Industrial Security Force.
A 30-year-old woman, who fell unconscious, was taken to the hospital, a senior CISF official said.
"Due to breaking of the catenary wire of the OHE around 6.40 am between the Shastri Park and Kashmere Gate sections of Line 1, the pantograph of a train got entangled into it.
"To de-entangle the pantograph, the train had to be vacated as per procedure. Since it took place in the early hours on Sunday, not many passengers were there and services did not see much impact," the spokesperson said.
None of the passengers were seriously injured.