Sparks witnessed on Metro train's roof, passengers evacuated
A Delhi Metro train was evacuated at the busy Rajiv Chowk station as sparks were witnessed on its roof on Wednesday morning. An official of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said that initial reports appeared at 10.17 am that smoke and spark were noticed on a train at Central Secretariat.
The train was asked to report at Rajiv Chowk station where all the passengers were evacuated. Another spark appeared when the train chugged in, which was followed by a minor blast in the rear part of the train.
Rajiv Chowk is one of the busiest interchange stations in the Delhi Metro network. Normal train operations had resumed on the line by 11 am.
Minor smoke reported from AC of a Delhi Metro at Rajiv Chowk, train evacuated at the station and passengers accommodated in the next train— ANI (@ANI_news) May 24, 2017
Passengers appeared unaware of any disruptions, but a metro staffer managing the crowd said that attempts were made to evacuate the two platforms for 10-15 minutes.
#Delhi The train has been sent to depot for further analysis and investigation. Train services running normal on the line— ANI (@ANI_news) May 24, 2017
“As soon as the train reached the station, I heard a small blast sound. There was another mini blast around five minutes later,” said the guard.
Another guard said that passengers were instructed to get off the train one by one.
“We tried to prevent a stampede and asked all passengers to leave the platform. A few people left, but others decided to stay back and watch,” said the guard.