Shocker: Cable theft throws Delhi Metro into tizzy, passengers bear brunt of problem



Facing heat over the snag-prone metro train service from Dwarka Sector-21 to Noida City Centre/Vaishali, which was again affected today, DMRC set up a committee to investigate the incident.

1“The problem has occurred due to damage or theft in the signaling cable measuring around 700 meter connecting the track circuits to the junction box between the Pragati Maidan and Mandi House Metro stations on the up line (towards Dwarka),” DMRC Executive Director of Corporate Communications Anuj Dayal said.

Owing to this defect, Metro trains going toward Dwarka were moving at a restricted speed of up to 25 kmph between Pragati Maidan and Mandi House stations as automatic target speed was not available to trains in this affected section.

This was because the Automatic Train Protection (ATP) system was not activated due to disruption in cable.