Delhi to get driverless metro trains from Oct


New Delhi: Delhi Metro’s first driverless trains are set to start operations from October. Delhi Metro’s new Magenta Line from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden would have DMRC’s first driverless trains.

The Magneta Line, which has already missed two deadlines, would be partially thrown open to public in October.

Test run of automated driverless trains is currently on this section, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said.

By March 2018, DMRC plans to complete the phase-III expansion of its network with the commissioning of not only the Magenta Line but the Pink Line (Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar) too.

Last week, DMRC carried out the first trial run on the Pink Line between the Shakurpur and Mayapuri Metro stations. The Magenta and Pink Lines will be the first ones to have driverless trains.

These trains have high levels of automation and run on the Unattended Train Operation (UTO) mode. While initially train operators will be present in the trains.

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