First Day of Lucknow metro: Passengers stuck for over 1 hour
Lucknow : On the very first day of its commercial run, Lucknow Metro had to deal with a technical snag, leaving many passengers stranded for over an hour.
The passengers, including school students, were stranded on the Mawaiyya and Durgapuri station on Wednesday morning. Lucknow Metro official confirmed safety of all passengers and mentioned that they were escorted in another metro train.
The emergency gates were opened in the rear of the train and a ladder was attached to take out the stranded passengers, including many women and school children.
The technical glitch was reported at 6:40 AM.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated the first phase of the Lucknow Metro Rail on Tuesday.
There are eight stations on the stretch, starting from Transport Nagar to Charbagh station. So far, one of the two lines on the 'priority section' of the Lucknow Metro was running, an official said.