Asia Bizz: An overhead electrical (OHE) line tripped near the Janakpuri (west) metro station on June 8, 2012 due to which a large number of commuters travelling through the Dwarka to Noida/Vaishali Metro line had to face problems. The incident slowed down the train movement on the route.

The incident happened at 9:15 am, which is the peak hour and could not be rectified before 10:45 am, which then led to a massive bunching of trains. For almost 90 minutes, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) had to operate on just a single line between Janakpuri west and Rajouri Garden.

The incident led to several cancellation of trips and a large crowd then thronged the major station like Rajiv Chowk Metro Station. Many of the commuters complained of the slow movement of trains and many of them even faced inconvenience as some of the trains at the Rajouri Garden on the way to Dwarka were cancelled.

The officials said that the fault took time to be rectified as the trains had to be stopped. An official said, “The single line operation had to be maintained as the fault was on the line on the way to Dwarka. However, the snag was rectified within an hour”. But the passengers on the other hand claimed that the trains were disrupted till noon and that the stations were so overcrowded that many of the passengers preferred to take an auto or bus to work.