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Delhi: Fire breaks out at Rajiv Chowk Metro station, DMRC issues statement | VIDEO

"The extant incident was the case of pantograph flashing which occurs at times due to some external/foreign material getting stuck between OHE and pantograph and pose no safety threat or hazard to passengers," the DMRC said.

Reported By : Atul Bhatia Edited By : Vaidehi Jahagirdar
New Delhi
Updated on: May 28, 2024 0:04 IST
Rajiv Chowk
Image Source : VIDEO SCREENGRAB Fire breaks out at Rajiv Chowk metro station

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation issued a statement on Monday (May 27) amid the circulation of a viral video in which a minor fire is seen emanating from the roof of a train. In a statement released, the DMRC said that the incident pertains to a train at Rajiv Chowk station heading towards Vaishali around 6:21 p.m. today, and the fire erupted due to some external or foreign material getting stuck between the OHE and pantograph. 


Elaborating on the details, the DMRC said, "The extant incident was the case of pantograph flashing, which occurs at times due to some external or foreign material getting stuck between the OHE and pantograph and poses no safety threat or hazard to passengers."

"However, the exact cause will be further investigated in this case," it added. 

Meanwhile, in the statement released, the DMRC also mentioned the immediate continuation of the operation on the route. It added, "The affected pantograph was immediately put out of service, and the train continued its onward journey as usual after around 5 minutes of troubleshooting with the remaining pantographs of the train."

Further it is pertinent to note that today's fire incident comes days after at least seven newborns died in a massive fire that broke out at a children's hospital in Delhi late Saturday.

 

 

 

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