New Delhi: Metro services were affected at several stations on the Violet and Blue lines after trees fell on overhead electricity (OHE) wires due to a squall and sudden dust storm with a wind speed of up to 109 kmph that whipped the national capital on Sunday evening.
According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), services on the Violet Line were affected for 40 minutes as trains ran in two loops between Sarita Vihar and Escorts Mujesar, and between Nehru Place and Kashmere Gate stations from 5 pm to 5:40 pm.
“This was necessitated due to falling of a tree on OHE wires between Okhla and Jasola stations due to the thunderstorm. The service normalised at 5:40 pm,” the DMRC said in a statement.
Similarly, services on the Blue Line between Noida Sector 16 to Noida City Centre were not available since 5:15 pm due to damage to OHE wire on down section of the Blue Line. The metro services were restored at 6:50 pm.