On Monday evening, a fire broke out in the pantograph of a metro train at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station on the Blue Line (Dwarka to Vaishali). According to the Delhi Metro authorities, the incident did not disrupt operations.

The train was halted at the station for five minutes, after which the issue with the pantograph was resolved, and the train continued its journey. An investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the fire.


๐Ÿš‡ Incident Details

  • Location: Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, Blue Line (Dwarka to Vaishali)
  • Incident: Fire in the pantograph of a metro train
  • Response: The train was stopped for five minutes; pantograph was repaired and train resumed service.


๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Primary Investigation Findings

The initial investigation by metro authorities suggests that an external object may have fallen onto the pantograph, causing sparking and subsequently leading to the fire. The pantograph is a crucial component that supplies power to the train from the overhead electrical wires.


๐Ÿ’ก Understanding the Pantograph

  • Function: The pantograph connects the train to the overhead power lines, ensuring a continuous power supply.
  • Incident Impact: The quick response and repair ensured that metro services were minimally affected, and safety protocols were followed.


๐Ÿ” Investigation Underway

A detailed investigation will be carried out to ascertain the exact cause of the fire and to prevent such incidents in the future.

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