Disruption in Power Supply Halts Metro Services for One Hour

Metro services on the recently inaugurated Peenya section were disrupted for over an hour on Sunday afternoon following a power failure.

Published: 07th April 2014 08:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th April 2014 08:51 AM   |  A+A-


Metro services on the recently inaugurated Peenya section were disrupted for over an hour on Sunday afternoon following a power failure.

The outage led to a halt in services between 3 and 4 pm, and close to 700 passengers then queued up to collect refund of tickets after they were left stranded. Metro officials said no passengers were stranded inside a train midway, and services were restored by 4:03 pm.

A statement issued by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation said trains came to a halt at the Kuvempu, Rajajinagar, Yeshwanthpur, Yeshwanthpur Industry and Peenya Industry stations. “All the passengers were intimated at 15:08 hours regarding delay of train services due to a technical problem,” the statement said.

The officials said close to six round trips were affected due to the disruption in power supply. “Further investigation is on,” the statement said.

According to officials of the energy utility BESCOM, there was a fault in the line between the Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation Limited (KPTCL) receiving station in Peenya and the BESCOM network. Power was restored in approximately an hour’s time, an official said.

KPTCL procures power from the generators and transmits it onwards to the ESCOM utilities for further distribution.

Not the first time

Last year, in April, a power failure had halted Metro services on the Byappanahalli-MG Road line for around 13 minutes. BMRCL had then stated that the disruption was caused due to a power failure at the Hoody 400 kV and HAL 220 kV power stations. In this instance, however, one train was stranded in midsection near Ulsoor, while another one was held up at the Indiranagar Up platform.

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