New Delhi, Sep 12: A Delhi Metro train covered a good distance a day ago with one of its gates open owing to a “technical fault”, a DMRC official said on Tuesday.
The train plying on the Yellow Line between Samaypur Badli and HUDA City Centre suffered the glitch at Chawri Bazar Station on Monday night around 10 p.m.
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One of the doors of the train remained open till Civil Lines Station, where the train was pulled out of service for checking.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official said that the incident came to the notice of the metro staff and security personnel were deployed at the gates to prevent any accident.
A video shot from inside the metro train as it ran with the gate open surfaced on the social media on Monday night.
“You know how these videos go viral. They tend to convey an incorrect picture. It’s wasn’t like that.
“We were completely aware of the incident and went about the business. We came to know about the incident immediately and had deployed the staff. One can see the staff at the gate even in the video as well,” the official told IANS.
He said the fault was only with that one particular door which is shown open in the video.
A similar incident had occurred back in July 2014 when a train had run with all its doors open between Ghitorni and Arjangarh stations on the same line.
Immediately after the incident, the train operator was suspended over “safety lapse”