Delhi Metro services resume on all lines (Third Lead)

July 30th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) Services on all six lines of the Delhi Metro resumed by 8.45 a.m. after almost three hours of disruption due to tripping of the power supply across northern India, an official said here Monday.

“Services in all the six lines became normal by 8.45 a.m. We are receiving hydel power from Bhutan on priority basis,” a Delhi Metro official said. He added that Delhi Metro was amongst the emergency services, including the prime minister’s residence and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), being provided power.

“We were unable to operate any of the lines for an hour from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. due to tripping of power supply. At 7 a.m. we restored 25 percent of the trains on all the lines, and now all the trains are plying as usual,” the official added.

Train services on the 190 km Metro network connecting the length and breath of the national capital region (NCR) were affected due to power failure in the Northern Grid, the main power source for Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

The Northern Grid failure also caused power cuts in most parts of Delhi.

Delhi Metro normally operates over 2,700 trips a day, covering about 70,000 km and carrying around 1.8 million passengers on week days.

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