Sparks & smoke in a Delhi metro coach

Metro service on the Jahangirpuri-Gurgaon line were disrupted for half-an-hour on Friday after sparks in a metro coach led to passengers pushing the emergency button and stopping the train.

The passengers deboarded the Metro on Line-2 at 1:04pm which plies from Jahangirpuri to HUDA City Centre.

The incident happened between Arjangarh and Ghitorni metro stations when commuters noticed smoke inside the coach. They raised an alarm and the train was stopped at the Ghitorni station for passengers to evacuate. About 700 passengers were travelling by the train, said officials.

Five fire tenders were rushed to the spot. According to officials of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), the situation was brought under control before they arrived. They said it was a minor fire generated at the ‘panel box’ installed in the coach between the driver’s cabin and the passengers’ section.

“After taking it out of service, we immediately sent the train to the nearby Sultanpur depot to ascertain the reason of the spark at the panel box,” a DMRC spokesperson said.

The whole process of evacuating the train and taking it out of service took some time, which led to service disruption on the line between 1.04pm and 1.35pm.

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