Lucknow Metro Hit By Technical Glitch On First Day; 100 Passengers Rescued

Sonali Gupta

More than 100 passengers were rescued from the Lucknow metro station as the first day of the metro service in developing state turned out to be totally unfavorable.

The new 8.5-kilometre metro train was inaugurated on 6th September by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The train was trapped in a technical breakdown around 7.15 am and it stopped for an hour. Immediately, emergency brakes were applied to save people. The passengers including school children were stuck inside with no lights or air conditioner working. The Lucknow metro rail corporation came with their team and removed people through an emergency exit.

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The metro was built under the supervision of Akhilesh Yadav, covers 8 stations and is worth Rs. 6,880 crores.

In regard to this failure, Mr. Yadav tweeted”The Lucknow Metro had been built and was ready for a while now. The union government, via the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS), took such a long time to give the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) despite that, the metro failed on the first day!”

Metro officials said that “The affected train has been removed from service and is now undergoing repairs.”

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