Thousands stranded as Metro services to Gurgaon disrupted (Lead)

November 19th, 2010 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) Thousands of passengers on Delhi Metro’s Jehangirpuri-Gurgaon line were stranded Friday night as services were disrupted after a train got stuck at Udyog Bhavan station due to a technical snag, an official said. The fault was still to be rectified.

According to the Metro official: “The train going towards Gurgaon got stuck at Udyog Bhavan station around 7 p.m due to a technical fault in the overhead electric line. Engineers are working on it and it is not yet rectified.”

“The train could not move out of the station due to this, following which operations on the line were halted and two other trains which were following were also stuck,” the official said.

Services were, however, normal on the Gurgaon-Jehangirpuri stretch, as well as other lines.

According to eyewitness, chaos prevailed as thousands of Metro commuters were stranded at various stations on the line.

The Metro official said that 15 Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses had been requisitioned and brought to the Central Secretariat Metro station to provide shuttle services towards Gurgaon.

The official also said that regular announcements were made updating the passengers about the problem and the developments.

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