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Did you know what caused the outage on Delhi Metro’s Yellow Line today? Read

PW Bureau

Due to tripping of power supply, two trains which were on Yellow Line went immobile and passengers were asked to deboard

New Delhi: Train services on Line-2 (Yellow) between Qutab Minar and Sultpanpur section were affected on Tuesday from 9:27 AM to 1:28 PM due to breakdown of Overhead wire (OHE), which was reported by a train as it approached Sultanpur Metro station (from Chhattarpur), leading to tripping of power supply in this section.

The timeline of events

09:45 AM – Due to tripping of power supply, two trains which were in this section (Train-1 between Qutab Minar & Chattarpur and, Train-2 between Chattarpur and Sultanpur) went immobile and passengers were asked to deboard and were taken to the nearest Metro station.

Special assistance was provided to 11 commuters (differently abled/not feeling well).

11:10 AM – All passengers (around 2600) from Train-1 were safely taken towards Qutab Minar station

11:27 AM – All passengers (around 3000) from Train-2 were safely taken towards Chhattarpur Metro station

In the meantime, to ensure that services are available uninterrupted on rest of the sections on Yellow line, DMRC introduced short loop services as given below:-

09:32 AM – Short loop services introduced between Samaypur Badli and Qutab Minar section of Yellow Line at a frequency of around 2 minutes and between Sultanpur and HUDA City Centre section at a frequency of around 6 minutes.

09:27 – 11:50 AM - There was no Metro Service available between Qutab Minar and Sultanpur section.

10.50 AM onwards – 29 buses were introduced to bridge this gap and provide connectivity to the commuters between the Qutab Minar – Sultanpur affected section.

10:00 AM - Two maintenance teams of DMRC technicians consisting of 16 officials reach the affected site of OHE and took up repair work on war footing basis. The team comprised of experienced technicians from the traction department supervised by senior officials.

11:50 AM -Single line train services started between Qutab Minar & Sultanpur, the services were partially resumed on the affected section.

01:15 PM – OHE repair work was completed followed by its charging and subsequent removal of stranded trains from the section.

01:28 PM – Normal train services were restored on both the Up and Down Lines of entire yellow Line.