New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): Thousands of commuters had to suffer as services on all six lines of Delhi Metro were affected today due to a major failure in the northern grid that supplies power to the modern transport system.
“We have no clue on what is happening at the moment. Nobody actually knows about it. There is power failure in north India and the government is not concerned about what is happening around. Everybody is worried. This is what the Central Government is doing,” said Vijay Kaul, a commuter.
No trains were available on any of the six lines on the network from 6:00 a.m. today. .
Commuters waiting at the New Delhi metro station looked quite perturbed because of the disruption in metro services, and blamed the government for the power failure.
“I have to go home. But they are saying that the metro is closed. We are really troubled,” added another commuter.
The disruption in Delhi Metro services, which has become the lifeline of the national capital, will affect lakhs of commuters as they commute by it daily.
There has been a massive power breakdown in northern India , which is said to be the worst northern grid failure since 2001.
There has been no power in seven states, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal, since 2.30 last night, when the northern grid collapsed.
The power failure has hit the water and electricity supply across seven states in north India.
Traffic signals in the national capital were also down. The Traffic Police says that the areas where power has not been restored will be physically manned till the situation is normal.
The restoration of the grid may take a few more hours, even as the engineers are making all efforts to restore it since early morning. (ANI)