Blue Line Metro services back to normal; commuters relieved

By Akhilesh Pandey
Photo: file pic
Posted: Dec 08, 2018

Finally, after three days of disturbed services, Blue Line Metro has been operating normally from Saturday morning. Trains are running at regular frequency on both Blue Line routes — Dwarka to Noida and Dwarka to Vaishali.

A DMRC official, who didn’t want to be named, said, “Trains are plying at a frequency of two to two- and-a-half minutes, which was about 4 minutes till Friday.”

Shubhra Swati, a resident of Sector 14 in Dwarka, said, “I took Metro around 2.45 pm and reached Noida City Centre at 4.10 pm. So everything is back to normal I guess.”

Another resident of Sector 10, Monika Agrawal, who travelled to Laxmi Nagar, said, “I am a regular Metro user, so I had a lot of trouble in these last three days. But today, I took Metro at 10 am and reached Laxmi Nagar at 11.20.”

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.

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