Metro train catches fire at Patel Nagar
Fire broke out in a Delhi Metro train at Patel Nagar Metro station in a stationary Metro that had passengers inside. The smoke was reported at 4 pm on Thursday in the last coach of the train by passengers at Patel Nagar station. The train was enroute to Noida City Centre/Vaishali station from Dwarka Sector-21.
Massive white smoke came out from the top of the coach at Patel Nagar Metro station. Soon, the passengers were thrown into a tizzy.
Anxious passengers filmed the incident on their smartphones and the clips were circulated in social media. As a precaution, the coach was evacuated and all passengers were deboarded at Rajendra Place Metro station. The train was thereafter withdrawn from service and sent for investigation. Primarily, it seems the smoke came out of the air-conditioning unit of the coach.
According to fire officials, four engines were rushed to the spot to respond to the fire. Metro services on Delhi Metro’s Blue Line, connecting Dwarka to Vaishali and Noida areas of Uttar Pradesh, were affected due to the incident initially but soon normalcy was restored. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the incident.
Meanwhile, four persons were injured on Sunday when an escalator at the Rajeev Chowk Metro Station suddenly reversed its course. The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon near gate number six of the Metro station, when the escalator, moving upwards, suddenly started slipping in the reverse direction.