Signalling issues hit Magenta line services of Delhi metro by 2hrs

Technical glitch in signalling of the affected section was resolved at 10:30 am and train services are resumed to normal on the entire Magenta Line

Magenta Line Delhi Metro delay

New Delhi: Services of Magenta line of the Delhi Metro were delayed for over two hours on Wednesday owing to some technical faults in the signalling mechanism, officials said.

The Magenta Line connects Janakpuri West in Delhi and Botanical Garden in Noida. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) also tweeted to alert commuters regarding the same. “Magenta Line Update Delay in services from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden. Normal service on all other lines, it tweeted around 8 am.

In a statement, the DMRC said there was an intermittent signalling issue on the section between Terminal-1 IGI Airport and Sadar Bazar Cantonment Metro stations of the Magenta Line due to which trains were run at restricted speed between these two stations from 7:59 am to 10:30 am.

This resulted into bunching of trains as they crossed this small section. During this period, services were regulated as per a plan to minimise the delay and inconvenience to passengers, officials said.

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Centralised announcements were made on frequent intervals at station premises and inside trains to inform the passengers. Announcement was made on the Blue Line as well to inform the passenger about the delay of services on the Magenta Line, they said.

Trains were also run in a short loop from Terminal-1IGI Airport station towards Botanical Garden to accommodate passenger rush from 08:15 am to 10:30 am, the DMRC said. Additional staff was deployed at some busy stations to ensure smooth passenger flow during the peak hours, officials said. The signalling issue in the affected section was resolved at 10:30 am and train services are running normal on the entire Magenta Line, they said.

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The DMRC also tweeted around 10:40 am that normal services on the corridor have resumed.

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