Three commuters get stuck in Metro lift for an hour

New Delhi


Three commuters had a harrowing time for over an hour on Saturday after they got stuck in a Delhi Metro elevator at a central Delhi station until technicians repaired the fault to make it operational again.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said the three middle-aged men took the elevator from the ground floor to reach the concourse at the Barakhamba station around 5 p.m. when the cable moving the lift up and down slipped off the pulley groove, halting the car midway.

"The motor jammed due to the fault, following which maintenance incharge rushed to the spot and got lift doors opened to ensure supply of water as well as proper ventilation to the stuck men," DMRC Corporate Communications Executive Director Anuj Dayal said in a statement.

"The lift was made functional and stuck passengers taken out safely. Men of Delhi Fire Services and other agencies were present to assist, in case required," he added. - IANS