The metro work being going on in high speed to meet the deadline of running metro train in the locality has been stopped today, according to sources. Some workers were seen standing at Okhla Head metro. Moreover, this information surfaced after Okhla AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan posted this message on his timeline: “आज मजबूर होकर मुझे ओखला मैं metro का काम बंद कराना पड़ा पिछले एक साल से सारी सड़को का हाल बुरा है मेट्रो कोई सुधार करने को तैयार नहीं सारे ड्रेन इनलोगो ने ख़तम करदिया पिछले एक साल से इनलोगो से कह रहा हूँ कई लेटर भी लिखे पर कोई धियान नहीं दिय हम लोग इंशा अल्लाह जब तक काम नहीं होगा जब तक ये लोग सारी सड़के नहीं बनाते जामिया रोड अबुलफजल शहीन बाग़ रोड जसोला का तो इनलोगो ने एक रोड ही बंद करदिया आज इनलोगो से परेशान होकर कुछ लोग थाने पर धरना कर रहे हैं”
Version of the officials could not be ascertained. It is to be noted that a few weeks ago Metro had started trial run on its Magenta line in Shaheen Bagh-Kalindi Kunj route. OKHLATIMES was the first to report about it with video of the trial run. Residents were excited with the report.
The metro website wrote: “The initial trial runs on a 3.5 km long stretch between Kalindi Kunj Depot and Okhla Vihar Metro station of Magenta Line/Line 8 (Janakpuri west to Botanical Garden) have started at a low speed. During these trials, the interface of the Metro train will be checked to ensure that there is no physical infringement with civil infrastructure during the movement of the train on the track and also testing of various subsystems of coaches shall be done.”
Since then work has been going on with efforts to start service on some line in a few months time.
And as things were unfolding in Batla House a few meters from there at Okhla Head former AAP members were protesting over poor roads in locality.