Magenta Line Metro Services Disrupted Due To A Major Fire Under The Kalindi Kunj Metro Station

by Angel Srivastava
Magenta Line Metro Services Disrupted Due To A Major Fire Under The Kalindi Kunj Metro Station

Delhi Metro is a boon for all those who have to travel across the city everyday for their work, but even a little bit of disruption can cause the entire city to come to a stand still. This is what happened when a major fire broke out at the furniture market under the Kalindi Kunj Metro Station today morning. Due to the fire all service of the Magenta Line were stopped.

What Is It?

Delhi Metro’s services were greatly effected along the metro line due to a fire during the peak hours. While the source of the fire has not yet been determined, it started in the furniture market underneath the station and took 3 hours to be completely put off.

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Seventeen fire tenders were rushed to the site. The fire started at 5:55 am and was completely doused around 9:00 am.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has issued an official statement, requesting all passengers to use the blue line instead the magenta line to commute to and fro from Noida. While the fire is now under control and completely doused, the services between Jasola Vihar Station and Kalindi Kunj have been stopped due to the smoke.

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The statement later added that short loops are being run between the Janakpuri West and Jasola Vihar Station, and the services between Kalindi Kunj and Botanical Garden Metro Station have also been stopped temporarily.

Though the services between Kalindi Kunj and Botanical Garden were resumed an hour ago.

Thankfully not injuries have been caused so far.

What’s More?

This wouldn’t be the first time that the passengers had to face such inconvenience caused due to the disruption of the metro services. Earlier in May, the services of the Yellow line had come to a halt as one of the trains broke down mid track due to some technical malfunction.

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That day say passengers walking on the tracks to get away from the broken train. That to being office hour and thus a peak time disrupted the functionality of the entire city as the passengers took to the streets in search of cabs and autos.

Well, lets hope this is the last we hear of anymore accidents in and around the Delhi Metro.