Metro commuters in the capital on Sunday had a harrowing time on Christmas when they were left stranded on its Blue Line, with hundreds of them waiting at a single station for about 40 minutes.
Despite the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC’s) intimation that there will be “slight” inconvenience in the Metro services on December 25, the commuters were not quite prepared for the travails which they faced while going to offices, or meeting friends on the holiday.
“Let’s get down here, we can take an auto or something to reach Jantar Mantar,” a group of friends was heard saying at the Ramakrishna Asharam Marg Station where the train remained stood for over half an hour.
A couple deboarded the train at the same station for fresh air, since the prolonged delay caused the train to be filled to the rafters, many thought it better to wait outside the coach than inside.
Scores of others followed suit. They deboarded the train at the RK Ashram Marg Station, choosing to go with some other mode of transport.
The plight of the passengers were not limited to the inside of the train. One was faced with an extended line at the token counter — a fallout of returning passengers who had gone out and returned to the station after a slight breather. More info
By IANS www.hindustantimes.com