Seepage, leaks haunt Delhi Metro stations again

By Baishali Adak

While heavy rain brought the capital to a standstill last week, it also brought numerous seepage and leak problems.

Structural defects along the Airport Express Metro line that led to damage to bearings and seepage on underground metro stations in 2012, may come back to haunt DMRC.

Following heavy rain in the past week, the New Delhi Metro station has started showing ominous signs again. Water can be seen streaming down concrete walls along both the HUDA City Centre and Jahangirpuri corridor. The water drips dangerously on electrical lines. It collects along the length of the two tracks with yellow-black sludge and silt.

Further, the roof of the two platforms is also leaking water at various points. A small water-stream was noticed at the entrance of the Jahangirpuri line platform, emanating from near tubelights. There was a pool of water below. Commuters also expressed irritation over water falling on them, their mobiles and other belongings. More info

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