If you have been swearing by the punctuality and efficacy of the Mumbai Metro, we suggest you take a minute to do a rethink.
The Metro services from Ghatkopar to Versova were hit for over half an hour this morning due to a 'technical hitch'. MMOPL officials have so far not commented on the nature of this technical glitch. Hundreds of commuters, stranded at various metro stations at peak hour, had this to share on twitter.
#MumbaiMetro late and this crowded first time pic.twitter.com/ZDv9x788YX
— Mital Vora (@mitalvora) June 29, 2017 ">
#mumbaimetro welcomes you inside with 2 ppl/sq ft just one less than locals, soon it will over come that barrier as well @CMOMaharashtra
— Manish Jeevan Bhatia (@bhatiaji_samose) June 29, 2017 ">
Near "suffocated to death' experience today from Andheri to sakinaka! Thank you ! ???? #MumbaiMetro
— Dishita Agrawal (@Dishita_A) June 29, 2017 ">
This is not the first time the Metro has stumbled in its services. In the last three years of its operations, the Metro line has been affected by crows on the overhead wires and smoke emanating from burning of garbage on the pillars that support the Metro.
Is the Metro following in the steps of its older siblings in the transport sector - the railways? Now that's a point to ponder.