Little did 81-year-old S C Anand Rao and his wife Sowbhagya know that their auto ride to a relative’s place on Wednesday would shatter their lives forever.
As of today, it seems more than 70 per cent startups of India are based in metros.
People are forced to walk stretches as long as 4km or shell out extra money that auto drivers demand
As a shutter panel on the Metro pier was being removed by a crane and placed at the ground level when the panel hit the barricading boards placed along the alignment and damaged the auto.
The official said that evacuating more than 5,000 commuters was a huge task and the corporation had to see to the safety of the passengers.
Amid the chaos, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asked transport minister Kailash Gahlot to take stock of the situation and seek a detailed report on the issue from the DMRC.
Trains on the 49-km line connecting Gurugram with Delhi were disrupted for nearly four hours on Tuesday.
Despite the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation announcing around 1 p.m. that the service was restored, there was a slowdown in train movement on the line till late in the evening.
Like its traffic counterpart which provided timely updates, the Delhi Police stepped in to help the commuters left stranded on the roads after the disruption in the Yellow Line Metro service.
A crucial part of the coordinated operation involved the evacuation of over 5,000 passengers caught in two trains that halted on the tracks between Chhatarpur and Qutub Minar stations.
Thanks to the absence of a trained controller — who is in charge of overall operations — a housekeeping staff at the High Court Metro Rail station got stuck inside an elevator for over an hour.
A technical glitch disrupted services on the Yellow Line for at least four hours, leaving thousands of passengers stranded on the road, trapped in coaches and traffic snarls.
The train services were hit around 9.32 am due to breakdown of the overhead wire (OHE) at Sultanpur station, leading to tripping of power supply in the section.
Due to the snag, commuters had a hard time reaching their destination and many passengers were stranded at the Qutub Minar station.
Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMRL) on Monday launched a paid parking station and a electric vehicle charging station at Begumpet Metro station.