Services of a section of Delhi Metro’s Red Line were briefly hit on Sunday, September 15, after an overhead power line was hit by Chinese kite string (manjha) at the Seelampur station, officials said.
According to reports, the incident took place on the Sunday evening, following which the train was halted for a check.
“At 4.35 pm, there was minor flashing observed in a pantograph of a train approaching platform of Seelampur station due to some external object hitting the OHE/pantograph,” a senior DMRC official was quoted as saying by PTI.
“The passengers were asked to board the train again after the necessary check and there was a brief delay in services due to the incident,” the official said.
“Such flashing is not unusual when some external object comes in between and the train continued its normal services after a precautionary check without any evacuation,” DMRC said in a statement later.
The Red Line connects Rithala in Delhi to Shahid Sthal, Ghaziabad.