The Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) services across the city were affected on Monday morning (11 February), claim reports.
According to officials from the CMRL, only a portion of the stretch was affected, TNM reported. “There is a slight delay in the Little Mount to Airport stretch. All other stretches are functioning properly. There is a technical snag, and we are attending to it. It will take another half hour to one hour to resolve. There is no problem in OHE. We are trying to identify the problem,” a Metro official said.
Initially, it was reported that the delays were due to Over Head Equipment (OHE) issues affecting commuters who were using the metro for long distance travel. One of the commuters took to Twitter to share his discomfort.
PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Phase 1 of the Chennai Metro rail on Sunday (10 February) via a video call from Tirupur district marking the opening of the Rs 14,600 crore project connecting Washermanpet to the AG-DMS. The Koyambedu-Alandur stretch had opened to the public in June 2015.