Report by Kritika Bobal
A man around 40-year-old was reportedly found sitting on the metro tracks at Ramakrishna Ashram Marg metro station due to which a major halt took place at the blue line. Personnel of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) pulled the person out from the track and taken to the safety on a wheelchair, said our correspondent.
Our correspondent reported that as soon as the metro driver saw a man sitting on the track, he applied the emergency brake, and the CISF officials escorted him from there. It is reported that the incident took place around 8:35 am on March 17.
One of the passengers named Ritesh who was waiting for the metro services to resume told our correspondent that the man was already sitting on the track before the train reached the platform. And when the driver sensed, he immediately applied the emergency brake which created chaos at the RK Ashram Marg metro station. According to the reports, the man was drunk and was not in his subconscious mind.
However, there is no official statement about the incident yet. The service was resumed after 20-25 minutes of delay, said our correspondent.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation updated the passengers about the technical glitches in services on Violet, Green, and Pink Lines. DMRC tweeted that there will be a delay in services on Violet, Green, and Pink lines. Please allow them some extra time for the commute, DMRC added.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Metro services on Holi will be available after 2.30 pm on all lines of the Delhi metro. The update was shared by DMRC on their Twitter handle. In a tweet, they wrote that metro services will not be available till 2.30 pm on all lines of the metro, including rapid metro/airport express line on the occasion of Holi. Services will resume after 2.30 pm and after that, it will run normally.
In other news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Aam Aadmi Party leader Bhagwant Mann as he took oath as Punjab’s 18th Chief Minister in freedom fighter Bhagat Singh’s village Khatkar Kalan.