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Two Delhi Metro Trains Collide at Kalindi Kunj Depot During Trial Run

Representative image (File photo/ Twitter)

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A major accident was averted after two trains from Delhi Metro’s new batch of 504 Hyundai Rotem series were stopped on their tracks after a minor collision took place at Kalindi Kunj Depot on Friday, reports said.

New Delhi: A major accident was averted after two trains from Delhi Metro’s new batch of 504 Hyundai Rotem series were stopped on their tracks after a minor collision took place at Kalindi Kunj Depot on Friday, reports said.

The trains collided at 3:45 pm at the upcoming 38.235 km Magenta Line‘s Kalindi Kunj Depot from where trial runs are underway.

A train, which was under complete control of Hyundai Rotem for commissioning, was moved perhaps inadvertently in reverse direction by the ROTEM staff on Line-8 at Kalindi Kunj Depot.

Delhi Metro said responsibility for the incident is of ROTEM and prima-facie it appears to be negligence on part of the Rotem staff.

Rotem has ordered an internal inquiry for the causes of the accident if a signaling error was responsible for the near-accident is yet to be known.

The magenta line will reportedly be the first circuit on the Delhi Metro where the new ‘driverless’ trains will operate, The Indian Express said.

first published:November 05, 2016, 11:46 IST