“Technical glitches” delayed Delhi Metro services on the Yellow Line, connecting Huda City Centre and Samaypur Badli, and the Blue Line, running between Dwarka sector-21 and Noida Electronic City, adding on to the long lines outside stations along both stretches.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Thursday said train services were not available on the Yellow Line stretch between Sikanderpur and Huda City Centre from 2.30pm to 3.30pm due to an “intermittent signalling issue”, while the Blue line services were running slow due to cable theft at Dwarka Sector 9.
“The rest of the Yellow Line was running normal throughout this period and services were also restored on the affected section from 3.30pm onwards,” said Anuj Dayal, executive director (corporate communications), DMRC.
While metro services remained suspended for an hour on the Yellow line stretch, commuters posted pictures of long queues and crowds swelling outside stations.
“We have been waiting to get inside the station for the last 30 minutes. After the reopening, the wait outside stations has anyway increased and now these technical glitches are only adding to commuter woes,” said Pradip Kumar, a commuter at Huda City Centre.