Hyderabad,: Services of the Hyderabad Metro Rail were affected for over 30 minutes today afternoon on the Miyapur-LB Nagar corridor. The services of the Metro were halted at Lakdikapul station to fix the glitches by the authorities. According to Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited officials, a lightning arrester rod fell on the track near the Assembly station at 2.30 pm due to heavy wind pressure.
As a precautionary measure, overhead electrical power was switched off and the rod was removed. Since there was no overhead electrical power to the train, it was run on battery power. One passenger, who was an asthma patient complained about uneasiness and passengers were evacuated a few metres short of the Assembly station and taken to the platform, said HMRL Managing Director NVS Reddy. He claimed that the Power was immediately restored and services have also been resumed. There was a disruption for about 30 minutes and it was mainly due to safety precautions, he said.
Instructions have been issued to L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Limited engineers and operating staff to increase maintenance checks during monsoon, he added.