New Delhi: A major technical glitch delayed several Metro trains during the morning rush hours on Thursday when thousands of commuters were stranded at various stations in the national capital.
The commuters were already reeling under the traffic restrictions in the wake of BRICS Summit, the Metro proved to be of little help. Traffic restrictions on roads in the city due to the BRICS Summit prompted many to take the Metro, but the decision did not pay much dividends for them.

Trains on the busy Line 3 that connects Noida and Ghaziabad with Dwarka were delayed since 8.30 AM after they were run at a restricted speed between two stations due to the technical problem.
The problem, which was spotted at around 8.30 AM, was yet to be rectified till late in the morning, causing severe inconvenience to office-goers and others who had to search for other modes of transport to reach their destinations.
Trains were run at a restricted speed between Pragati Maidan and Mandi House stations which led to bunching of trains on the corridor during the morning hours. During the peak hours, trains are run at a frequency of three minutes on this corridor.
Sarangi, a software professional who lives in Janakpuri, had to wait for a train for over 20 minutes.
"When the Metro came, it was very crowded. But I managed to get into it but it was not moving fast. I had to get down at Kirti Nagar Station and take an auto to reach Connaught
Place," he said.
He was not alone as several passengers from the satellite city of Ghaziabad also waited for Metro to reach their offices on time.