New Delhi, Oct 26: Delhi Metro on Monday halted its services for some time after strong tremors shook the Indian capital, officials said.
"Metro trains were stopped as per standard procedure. The entire system was shut down," Delhi Metro executive director Anuj Dayal told IANS. [Earthquake felt across South Asia]
"We checked the structures and resumed the services. Services have started on some lines. We are in the process of resuming services on the others," Dayal said.
Panic gripped thousands of commuters travelling in metro trains as the trains were halted.
"I have been stranded in the train for the past 15 minutes," said Nitin Jain from the Akshardham Temple Metro Station in east Delhi.
Delhi and neighbouring areas were hit as a 7.5 Richter Scale quake with its epicentre in Afghanistan hit large parts of Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India.