Electrical Snag Hits Kolkata Metro, Terrified Passengers Break Open Home windows

Electrical Snag Hits Kolkata Metro, Terrified Passengers Break Open Windows

Kolkata metro snag occurred at 9:30 pm on Sunday night time.

Kolkata:  Electrical snag hits Kolkata Metro on Sunday night time creating panic amongst passengers after a rake bought stranded inside a darkish tunnel. The Kavi Subhas station sure prepare from Dum Dum developed the snag whereas approaching Netaji station and got here to a halt. The incident occurred round 9.30 PM when the south-bound non-AC metro rake developed a significant electrical snag, Kolkata Metro CPRO Indrani Banerjee instructed PTI. Two coaches of the rake bought contained in the Netaji Bhavan metro station whereas others had been stranded behind the tunnel, Mr Banerjee mentioned.

Commuters noticed repeated sparks and raised an alarm. “There have been sparks earlier additionally through the journey. We raised an alarm, however no one listened to us. After the prepare gates didn’t open for 5 minutes, we lastly broke open the glass home windows and got here out,” a passenger was quoted as saying by IANS. 

In a determined bid to make sure their security, many passengers bought out of the prepare by breaking the window glasses.

“Because the lights all of the sudden went on the market was a giant commotion contained in the prepare. Many youngsters touring within the prepare had been terrified and began crying. There was an announcement within the public tackle system asking the passengers to get out of the prepare shortly,” a passenger instructed IANS.

It took virtually 20 minutes to evacuate all of the passengers from the rake and metro officers claimed that nobody fell sick.

This led to disruption of metro providers for about half-an-hour after which south-bound metro providers had been began utilizing the UP , the CPRO mentioned.

The flash was primarily due to the snag that led to energy journey resulting in the metro coming to a halt. We’re investigating the matter, she mentioned.

(With inputs from businesses)

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