Delhi Metro witnessed a major security lapse on Monday (September 11) when a train on the yellow line ran with an open door for a brief time. The incident took place around 10 pm between Chawri Bazar and Kashmere Gate stations which connect North Delhi to Gurgaon. The train was packed with passengers when the incident took place.
Speaking about the issue, a metro spokesman said: “The problem was only with one door. It was guarded by the DMRC staff.” The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official also said that the train was taken to Vishwavidyalaya station to avoid any delay or bunching.
Such a lapse is unusual as the trains are built in such a way that they cannot run if any of its doors are left open. The yellow line of the Delhi metro has 37 stations from Samaypur Badli in Delhi to HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon.
Watch the video to see how the metro ran with open gates:
— ANI (@ANI) September 11, 2017
This is not the first time that such an unusual and risky incident has taken place in the Delhi metro. A similar incident was caught on camera in July 2014 when a train had run with all its doors open between Ghitorni and Arjangarh stations on the same line. The gates had remained open for close to a minute and 25 seconds. The train operator had then been suspended over “safety lapse”.
Here’s the video that was recorded in July 2014:
The Delhi Metro is set to open certain sections of its Magenta and Pink lines by the end of the year.