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Over 100 Passengers Stuck Inside Lucknow Metro on Day One

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The Lucknow Metro on day 1. Credit: Twitter/ANI

Lucknow: Hundreds of passengers were stuck inside the Lucknow Metro for over an hour due to a technical snag today – the first day of its commercial run – officials said.

There were no lights and no air-conditioning either when the train stopped near Mavaiya.

Passengers, excited about their first trip on the much-awaited metro, were stuck till a team of the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) came to their rescue. The passengers were taken out from the back through the emergency exit.

“There was some fault in this traction and we are working on it. All trains are plying on the other parallel track,” an LMRC official said.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had jointly inaugurated the maiden run of the Lucknow Metro with Union home minister Rajnath Singh yesterday. Governor Ram Naik was also present on the occasion.

The 8.5-km ‘priority corridor’ runs from Transport Nagar to Charbagh in the city.

  • Anjan Basu

    A poet visualised the world’s end as happening ‘not with a bang/ but a whimper’. Here was the Lucknow Metro’s auspicious beginning — not with a bang, but a whimper. Adityanath may bemoan his accursed luck — infants die by the hundred on his charge, the Metro freezes without a notice — or he may blame it all on Akhilesh Yadav. Or he may seek solace from UP’s guardian angel — the Gau Mata.