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Delhi Metro trains suffer minor delays due to technical fault on Line 3/4

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New Delhi, July 29, 2013

The Delhi Metro's train services on Line 3/4 (Dwarka-Noida) were affected for some time today due to a problem in an insulator on the overhead electrification (OHE) between Shadipur and Patel Nagar on the down line towards Noida City Centre.
A spokesman for the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said the problem started at 1.11 pm and was rectified by 3.12 pm.
During this period, the services had to be run on single line between Kirti Nagar and Patel Nagar, resulting in delayed running of trains on the entire corridor by eight to ten minutes.
The spokesman said that, in urban mass rapid Metro operations, overhead electric supply poles are located at a distance of 40 metres with two insulators on each OHE mast. Thus, the Metro electrical engineers had to locate the faulty insulator amongst 200 such insulators.
Once it was located, the insulator was replaced within 12 minutes. Three repair teams were rushed to the spot from the Yamuna Bank, Mundka and Najafgarh depots, he said.
During the entire period centralized and local announcements were also made at all the stations and in the trains of Line -3/4, he added.
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