Fire breaks out at Kalindi Kunj, Magenta Metro line affected
On Friday morning, a massive fire broke out at a furniture market near Kalindi Kunj Metro station affecting train services on the Magenta line. The fire was reported at 5:55 AM and is yet to be doused. Firefighting operations are underway and 17 fire tenders are at the spot. A fire official said there have been no casualties so far. Here are more details.
Soon after the incident, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) put out a tweet that read, "Train movement has been stopped temporarily between Jasola Vihar, Shaheen Bagh and Kalindi Kunj due to smoke and fire from a fire underneath the section." All these aforementioned stations come one after the other. The halt in services is bound to affect the general public during the rush hours.
In yet another tweet, DMRC informed that short loops are being run between Janakpuri West and Jasola Vihar, Shaheen Bagh. It added services have been temporarily shut between Kalindi Kunj and Botanical Garden. "We regret the inconvenience," said DMRC.
Passengers at Botanical Garden please use the blue line to continue with your journey.— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (@OfficialDMRC) June 21, 2019
Just last month, thousands of passengers traveling on Delhi-Gurugram Metro suffered due to a technical snag. On May 21, services on Yellow line were disrupted due to snapped wires and nearly 6,000 passengers remained stranded inside two trains. The ACs in the trains had stopped working adding to their woes. The passengers, who were naturally frustrated, were evacuated after two long hours.