Kolkata: A girl tried to commit suicide at the Esplanade metro station on Sunday.
As per the authority’s information, as soon as the train arrived at the Esplanade platform the girl jumped at the track which leads towards Dumdum. As the driver realised this, he applied emergency breaks and saved her life. But the sudden break caused the driver some minor injury. The electricity service was disconnected immediately after the incident. The GRPF rescued her from the incident place.
After the incident the metro services were disrupted for almost 40 minutes. Metro services from Park Street to Chandi Chowk were also closed. The passengers had to face huge difficulties. To maintain the balance, the metro railway authorites provided metro services from Maidan to Kabi Subhas and from Central to Noapara around 3.30 pm to 4.10 pm.
The girl is under police custody.