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Delhi Metro station shut after fire, re-opens

Posted on Feb 21 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Feb 21 : Delhi Metro travellers faced a tough time Friday when a metro station was shut down for almost half an hour after a fire broke out in a shop within the station premises, an official said.

The busy Kashmere Gate metro station was shut down for close to half an hour following the fire.

"No interchange facility was available at the Kashmere Gate metro station from 2.05 p.m. to 2.29 p.m. due to the smoke caused by the fire which broke out in a shop at the concourse level of the underground section of the station," the official said.

The official clarified that though trains were passing through the station, they did not stop there.

"This was just a precautionary measure. No damage has been reported," the official told IANS.

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