Technical Glitches Have Again Affected Service On Delhi Metro’s Blue Line

Technical glitch in south west Delhi's Dwarka caused severe impact on services on the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro. The busy 50 kilometre long stretch, which runs from Dwarka Sector-21 station to Vaishali and Noida City Centre, saw many delays today caused due to a "recurrent Track Circuit drop", a signalling issue, at Dwarka.  Delhi Metro services were temporarily hit due to some repair work on 3rd January and today the passengers again faced problems and bore delays.

According to an official statement from the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, signalling issue at locations approaching Dwarka caused minor bunching effect from 9 am to noon today. It added that at 12.10 pm, the track circuit was made normal.

On January 2, many commuters faced problems due to issues in the overhead wiring between Pragati Maidan and Mandi House stations. Similar situation arose on Christmas due to maintenance work between Indrapastha and Yamuna Bank stations. This is not the first time the busy Blue Line has caused problems to commuters due to technical glitches. The elevated structure of Blue Line of Delhi Metro is what makes it exposed to adverse weather conditions which subsequently cause technical glitches. No doubt Delhi Metro has fastened the functioning of Delhi but the project has some shortcomings too which need to be thought over.

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