Modi to flag off driverless Metro this month

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may flag off the country’s first driverless metro train later this month in New Delhi, sources said.

The train will be flagged off on the Magenta Line (Janakpuri West- Botanical Garden) of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), sources added.

“A proposal has been sent to the Prime Minister”s Office to flag off the driverless train around 25 December,” sources said.

“Our driverless metro train, which will be the first in the country, is ready to be flagged off. We have made all preparations on our part,” the sources said.

Delhi Metro had begun its commercial operation on December 25, 2002, a day after the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had inaugurated DMRC’s first stretch, spanning 8.2 km from Shahdara to Tis Hazari with just six stations.