Here Is The New Year Gift For All Delhites – A Driverless Metro Train
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started India’s first Driverless Metro train on Delhi metro’s Magenta line. India is ready to initiate its first-ever electric and driverless metro train on December 28. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) shares the same date as it launches the fully operational National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) for traveling to the Airport Express Line.
The PM said his govt had worked to unify services to help people.
“The first metro in Delhi was started with the efforts of Atal Ji. When our govt was formed in 2014, only five cities had metro services while today 18 cities have the services. By 2025, we will take this to over 25 cities,” said PM Modi. This driverless metro service would be formalized on the Magenta Line that connects Janakpuri (West) and Botanical Garden metro stations, according to the officials. Operations will be expanded to the Pink Line, which connects Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar metro stations by June 2021.
“Make In India’ is very important for the expansion of metro services. It reduces cost and provides more employment to Indian people,” the prime minister added. “With the commencement of driverless trains on Magenta Line, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will enter the elite league of 7% of world’s Metro networks, which can operate without drivers,” a DMRC spokesperson said.
After driverless services are provided to the public on the 37 km long Magenta Line, another major corridor of Delhi Metro will also have driverless operations by mid-2021 that will run through 57 km long Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar). DMRC will have a driverless network length of about 94 kilometers, which will be approximately 9% of the world’s total driverless Metro network.
Together with driverless metro train, PM Modi has also launched National Level Common Mobility Card for travel on the 23 km Airport Express Line. The aim of the card is that wherever you travel, whichever public transport you travel, the card will give you integrated access.