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Delhi metro train makes way from one station to another, with an open door

In a much-unexpected incident on Monday, a full packed Delhi metro train made its journey from one station to another with one of its gates completely open. The DMRC train made it its way from Chawri Bazar to Kashmiri Gate at around 10 pm through the Delhi Metro’s yellow line, one of its busiest stretches in the national capital.

The incident created a temporary chaos among the commuters since the operating system of the metro railway is designed in a way as to let no train leave the station till all of its doors are properly locked. A video of the incident shared on social networking platforms soon got widely circulated, amid many sharing the clip with soaring criticism.

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However, confirming that only one of its door faced technical glitch, a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official stated that the open door was guarded by an official staff. The official further said, “The train was taken to Vishwa Vidyalaya siding to avoid any delay or bunching.”

In a similar incident in 2014, a Delhi metro train took passengers from Ghitorni to Arjangarh stations on the same ‘yellow line’, with all of its doors kept open. The operator of the train was suspended following the incident, for violating safety norms.

Further, in 2012, a passenger had to travel in the Delhi metro from Janakpuri West to Janakpuri East stations on Blue Line, with one of his ankle stuck in between the doors of a train. The DMRC later termed the incident as a ‘freak incident’.

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