Delhi metro commuters had a harrowing time as there was a delay in services on both sides of services of the Blue Line — Noida Electronic City and Vaishali to Dwarka Sector-21 today morning. Services were affected in the Blue Line for more than an hour after a crack was noticed in the railway track at Indraprastha station.
Tweeting about the delay in the service, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said, "Delay in services from Noida Electronic City and Vaishali to Dwarka Sector-21."
"There is a welding defect in the track on one line running between the Indraprastha and Pragati Maidan stations of the Blue line connecting Vaishali and Noida Electronic City to Dwarka Sector 21, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) spokesperson Anuj Dayal said.
The defect was detected around 8.30 am. "Trains are being run in the section at a cautionary slower speed at present," Dayal said.
Delhi Metro Blue Line is one of the busiest lines in the Delhi Metro network, ferrying thousands of passengers from Delhi to neighbouring Noida or Vaishali in Uttar Pradesh.
The services has been resumed in the afternoon, tweeted DMRC. Trains from Indraprastha to Pragati Maidan will be running with a restricted speed, said DMRC. There will be a delay in service from Indraprastha to Pragati Maidan due to track maintenance work.
"Operating trains at restricted speed is a standard practice adopted by the DMRC in such cases. Services are completely safe," the DMRC spokesperson added.
(With agency inputs)