Delhi: Dust storm affects Delhi Metro's Pink Line services
Train services on the recently-opened Pink Line of the Delhi Metro were affected for nearly two hours after a section of the overhead electrification (OHE) tripped on the down line due to the dust storm in the city last evening. DMRC officials said the OHE of down line (towards South Campus) kept tripping from 6:25pm onwards due to the sudden storm. Here's more.
"To keep the services running properly, trains were run on the up line between Naraina and South Campus section. One train which was stuck between Cantt and South Campus section due to OHE tripping was vacated (carrying 23 passengers) towards Cantt side," the DMRC stated. Tripping issues were sorted out at 8:20pm and normal services were restored on the entire corridor, officials said.
The powerful dust storm hit the national capital in several parts of the city, throwing life out of gear. The Pink Line corridor was opened on March 14. It connects Majlis Park station to Durgabai Deshmukh South Campus station on the metro network.