PM Modi/Driverless Metro: India will also join select countries where metro trains are being run without a driver. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the country’s first driverless metro service on the magenta line of the Delhi Metro today or Monday through video conferencing. For the first time in the country, between the Botanical Garden to Janakpuri West on the Magenta Line, the metro speed will be filled without a driver. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch it through video conference at 11 am. Along with this, PM Modi will also launch National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) service on the Airport Express line.
According to the PMO, this will herald a new era of transport and traffic in India using modern technology. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) says that driverless metro trains will be fully automated, requiring minimal human intervention. This will eliminate the possibility of operations being affected due to human mistakes.
Service will also start on Pink Line
The driverless metro train service is expected to begin in mid-2021 on the Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) after the commencement of driverless metro train service on the Magenta Line (Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden) of the Delhi Metro. With the commencement of this service on the Janakpuri-Botanical Gordon Corridor on the Magenta Line within a radius of 37 km, passengers of Delhi-NCR will be able to use state-of-the-art services for their convenience.
Passengers will save time
Talking about the current time, the metro operates on this corridor at an interval of 5 minutes 12 seconds. The advantage of operating a driverless metro is that after increasing pressure of passengers, the metro will be operational in just 90 seconds. Frequency of the metro will increase with the running of driverless metro. Passengers will get less crowds. With this, the income of the metro will increase.