Metro Blue Line services to be normal from Saturday, claim officials

By City Spidey
Photo: Samrat Roy
Posted: Dec 07, 2018

One of the busiest routes of Delhi Metro – Dwarka to Noida and Vaishali – is yet to return to its normal frequency, after signalling glitch started on Wednesday.

According to the DMRC officials, the signalling snag has been resolved and the trains will run on their normal frequency from Saturday.

On an average, the trains on Friday were running at an interval of 3 minutes on Dwarka-Noida Line whereas on Yamuna Bank-Vaishali, the frequency was 4.30 minutes, said DMRC officials. The normal frequency, however, on the route is 2.30 minutes.

“Yamuna Bank to Vaishali line is still running on the loop system as we are monitoring the system,” said an official.

The signalling issue first started on Wednesday morning on the Blue Line on Karol Bag-Dwarka section. But the fault soon spread to the whole route – from Dwarka to Noida and Dwarka to Vaishali, severely affecting the metro services. As a result, train services on the Blue Line were available at a frequency of 5-8 minutes. About 16 trips were cancelled and 20 delayed on Blue Line (out of 786 planned trips).

According to the DMRC officials, the signalling team has rectified the issue, however, they will keep observing it. “The original train operation plan would be reintroduced on the entire Blue Line once the system stabilises. From Saturday, the services will hopefully return to their original operation plan,” said an official.

TAGS: Delhi Metro / Dwarka / Noida / Vaishali / signalling glitch / DMRC