Lift breaks down at Barakhamba Road Metro station for an hour
NEW DELHI: Three commuters had a harrowing time for over an hour on Saturday after they were stuck in a Delhi Metro elevator at Barakhamba station.
Technicians eventually repaired the fault to make it operational again.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said that three middle-aged persons had taken the elevator from the ground floor to reach the concourse at the Barakhamba station around 5 pm.
Suddenly, the cable moving the lift up and down slipped off the pulley groove, halting the car midway.
"The motor jammed due to the fault, following which maintenance in-charge rushed to the spot and got lift doors opened to ensure supply of water as well as proper ventilation to the stuck men," DMRC Corporate Communications Executive Director Anuj Dayal said in a statement.
"The lift was made functional and stuck passengers taken out safely. Men of Delhi Fire Services and other agencies were present to assist," he added.