‘Heard two small blasts’: Sparks on train roof at Delhi’s Rajiv Chowk metro station, passengers evacuated

‘Heard two small blasts’: Sparks on train roof at Delhi’s Rajiv Chowk metro station, passengers evacuated

By: cjprincemedia

A Delhi subway train was evacuated to the Rajiv Chowk station after sparks were observed on the roof Wednesday morning. A Delhi Metro Rail Corporation official said the smoke and sparks were observed on a train in Rajiv Chowk at 10:17. All the passengers were invited to a control panel, due to which the service in the Yellow Line was interrupted during several minutes.

As the train jumped from Samaypur Badli, a spark appeared in the back of the train followed by a small explosion. At this point, DMRC says that a short circuit has occurred, but the incident is investigated.

“The smoke was reported in the last train car of a subway train on the Rajiv Chowk platform towards Badli at 10:17 am As a precaution, the train was evacuated to the complex itself and passengers were accommodated in the next Train services are running normally on the line, “a DMRC spokesman said. Rajiv Chowk is one of the busiest stations in the Delhi metro network exchange. The circulation of normal trains resumed on the line before 11 hours.

Platform number 1 and 2 was full of passengers when HT visited the Rajiv Chowk subway station at 11 o’clock. The passengers seemed oblivious to any disturbance, but an employee who handled the metro crowd said that they tried to evacuate the two platforms for 10 to 15 minutes.

“As soon as the train arrived at the station, I heard a small noise. There was another mini-breath of about five minutes later,” the porter said.

Another guard said the passengers were asked to leave the train, one by one. “We tried to prevent a blast and asked all passengers to get off the platform. Some people left, others have decided to stay behind and see,” said the goalkeeper.

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