Mumbai: In a recent development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates the country’s first fully automated driverless metro train on the Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line on Monday, as well as the fully operational National Common Mobility Card service on the Airport Express line via video conferencing.
This new metro train has been introduced to the Herald in a new era of comfort and enhanced mobility powered by state-of-the-art technology.
DMRC Executive Director of Corporate Communications Anuj Dayal said the train is bound to run the 37 km Magenta Line from Janakpuri West to the Botanical Gardens and has six coaches equipped with many advanced facilities. Commercial operations of these new-generation vehicles, ready for a major technological achievement, will start later in the day.
Driverless trains will be fully automated that will require minimal human intervention and will eliminate the possibility of human errors. Delhi Metro has been a leader in offering technology-driven solutions for passenger comfort and is another step in the same direction.
— ANI (@ANI) December 28, 2020
Once the driverless trains are also running on the Pink Link, the driverless network length of the Delhi Metro will be around 94 km which will be about nine percent of the total driverless metro network.
This will be the first major event of the Delhi Metro this year, with services to resume from September 7 after being closed for more than five months due to a coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown.
The six-coach driverless train is equipped with many advanced facilities. Initially, the drivers will be deputed to operate the trains, but they will be gradually withdrawn to shift to the removed train operation (UTO).
The six-coach driverless train is equipped with many advanced facilities. Initially, the drivers will be deputed to operate the trains but will be gradually withdrawn to move them to the removed train operation (UTO).
“In the coming days, more than one thousand kilometers of new lines will be added and there will be metro connectivity in about 27 cities of the country. By 2022, when the country celebrates its 75th Independence Day, India will have a joint metro network. One thousand kilometers. Which will carry more than 10 million passengers every day,” it added.