Glitch in signalling system delays Metro trains


Passengers of Chennai Metro Rail had been in for a shock on Friday night because the trains had been delayed and stopped for a very long time at stations attributable to a glitch.

Trains started working late from 4.30 p.m. on Wimco Nagar-Chennai airport and Chennai Central-St. Thomas Mount stretches. In keeping with officers of Chennai Metro Rail Ltd. (CMRL), the providers had been delayed in each stretches by 10 minutes through the peak hour and non-peak hours.

A staff of officers had been placed on the job to rectify the difficulty. Sources mentioned the delay was induced attributable to a difficulty within the signalling system and that for the final two days, trains confronted different minor signalling points too.

Passengers mentioned that the delay was for much longer than 10 minutes and had been disenchanted that the data concerning the delay got here in solely after a couple of hours. A whole lot of commuters took to social media to speak concerning the points they confronted as a result of delays.

Kandan posted: “There appears to be some disruption in Chennai metro service. However no public announcement by @ChennaiMetRail leaving passengers excessive and dry.”

M. Ahmad Munir mentioned: “We’re standing in AG DMS metro for greater than 45 minutes, no practice in direction of Airport Metro.”

Bala J., who travelled between Chennai Central and Thyagaraya Faculty, mentioned a lot of his co-passengers had been tense as they didn’t know why the trains stopped and weren’t shifting.

Prakash S, who travels from Ashok Nagar to Authorities Property commonly, mentioned the trains stopped for 10 minutes in Ashok Nagar and Vadapalani. “After that, since I didn’t wish to get delayed additional, I bought off and took an auto to my vacation spot,” he added.

Since most passengers took Metro trains to journey to Chennai Central, Chennai airport and different transport hubs, they had been anxious about lacking their practice or flight owing to the delay.


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