Metro services disrupted

Delhi Metro services were again hit on Tuesday, the second time in the last five days on the Dwarka Sec 21 to Noida City Centre Blue line due to “technical” problems.

“Due to technical problem between Karol Bagh and R K Ashram stations, train services are being run in 3 loops on Line 3,” a DMRC official said.

Trains between Karol Bagh to Dwarka-21 and Barakhamba to Noida/Vaishali are being run on short loop while trains between Karol Bagh and Barakhamba stations are run on single line since 12:40pm.

“It is not known by when the problem will be sorted, he said, adding hundreds of passengers were delayed due to the problem.

On August 16, trains on the Blue line-Dwarka sec 21 to Noida city centre/Vaishali were disrupted due to over head electrification problems.

Woman attempts suicide by jumping before a Delhi metro train

A woman allegedly attempted to commit suicide by jumping in front of a metro train at Janakpuri West Metro station in Delhi on Monday.

According to the police, the 30-year-old woman, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, was left critically injured after she jumped in front of the metro at around 7:29 pm at Janakpuri West metro station’s track.

“The driver of the train applied emergency brake as soon as he saw her jumping on the track. She was stuck in the metro engine in the incident. She was rescued by 8:05 pm and rushed to Mata Chanan Devi hospital where her condition is stated to be critical,” said a Metro official.

Train services were delayed on the Dwarka-Noida city centre route due to the incident.

“Due to emergency stoppage of the train during the peak hour, metro services were affected and trains were delayed,” a Metro spokesperson said.