New Delhi: In an incident, which could have turned fatal, a static metro coach at Patel Nagar station on Blue Line caught fire on Thursday. The passengers were evacuated safely.
As per sources, the high voltage electric wires above the coaches were old and one of them at Patel Nagar station caught fire while the carriage was passing. Thankfully, no passengers were injured. An eye-witness claimed that the metro was stationary when smoke was detected in the coach.
The metro was going from Noida City Centre station to Dwarka. The authorities are still investigating the cause of the fire. All metros on Blue line have been halted till further orders.
The train was withdrawn from the service and sent for checks. The fire temporarily affected operations on the line. “Train services on the Blue Line are running as per normal schedule now,” a DMRC official said. The service on the line was disrupted for 10 minutes, a DMRC official said.
It is for the first time that a train has caught fire during operation on the Delhi Metro network.