Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the country’s first-ever driverless train on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line, Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden, today.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the fully operational National Common Mobility Card service on the Airport Express Line at 11 am via video conferencing.
‘These innovations are going to herald a new era of travelling, comfort and enhanced mobility for Delhi-NCR residents. With the commencement of driverless trains on the Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line, DMRC will enter the elite league of 7% of world’s Metro networks, which can operate without drivers,’ the DMRC statement read.
The driverless trains will be fully automated, which is aimed at completely removing the possibility of human error.
‘The driverless trains will be fully automated, which will require minimum human intervention and will eliminate the possibilities of human errors. Delhi Metro has been a pioneer in introducing technology driven solutions for passenger comfort and this is another step in the same direction,’ the Delhi Metro said.
It is expected that Delhi Metro’s Pink Line would have driverless operations by the mid of 2021.
The Delhi Metro currently operates on a network of about 390 kilometres with 285 stations spanning 11 corridors (including Noida – Greater Noida).