Citizens of Lucknow were excited to ride the newly finished metro in the city on Wednesday, September 6. The public transport system was inaugurated on September 5 by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.
Enjoyed my maiden ride in Lucknow Metro today. Now Lucknow will also be known as 'Metro Ka Shahar'. Thank you E Sreedharan ji & Team LMRC pic.twitter.com/a7tcoszw8K— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 5, 2017
However, the dampner on the whole evented was the technical glitch that stopped the train on the very first day.
More than 500 passengers got stuck inside the second Metro train on Wednesday morning around 7.15 am. The train was stuck for over an hour at the Mawaiya's special span and neither the lights nor air-conditioning worked.
Lucknow Metro Rail service temporarily stopped near Alambagh station due to technical glitches, on its first public run. pic.twitter.com/QSsTL6cp0V— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 6, 2017
The rescue team took over 20 minutes to teach the spot to check the fault. Speaking to PTI, a Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC0 official said: “There was some fault in this traction and we are working on it. All trains are plying on the other parallel track.”
Passengers started panicking due to the rise in temperatures since the air conditioner was off. This included school children. Officials from LMRC arrived to remove them through an emergency exit.
The total cost of the project is Rs 6, 928 crores. Police lathi-charged few Samajwadi Party workers protesting at a metro station.
Although operations resumed and any danger averted, people took to twitter to troll Lucknow metro for the glitch.
UP Lucknow metro developed a snag, and is stuck. I bet somebody spat paan on the power lines😂— Jaydoc Haywalker (@jaydochaywalker) September 6, 2017
Lucknow Metro : "स्वागत नहीं करोगे हमारा"— विक्रमादित्य सिंह (@nawab_lucknow) September 6, 2017
Lucknow guys : "अमां ऐसे कैसे नहीं.."
लो हो गया स्वागत 😥 pic.twitter.com/RQABfZqSQd
Paan kha kar kisi ne metro rail control system ke. Control cabinet pe thoonk diya hoga— Amit Dubey (@iAmitDubey_) September 6, 2017
Ham iski kadi ninda karte hai😂— Doctor (@DrAnkit16) September 6, 2017
Fastest it completed, quickest it stops https://t.co/OdWD9lFEKd— JEEVAN T BHATIA (@JeevanBhatia) September 6, 2017