Here are some interesting facts about India’s first driverless train
First Published Dec 28, 2020, 12:49 PM IST
India’s first driverless train was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a 37-km line in Delhi
The driverless train will be run on the Magenta Line which connects Janakpuri West in Delhi to Botanical Garden in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The 37-kilometre-long railway line has 25 stations, out of which 10 are elevated and rest 15 are underground.
The launch of the fully-automated driverless train service commemorates the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's completion 18 years of service.
The Magenta Line interchanges with Yellow Line at Hauz Khas, Blue Line at Janakpuri West and Botanical Garden, and the Violet Line at Kalkaji Mandir of the Delhi Metro network.
The DMRC has been for some time testing the driverless train technology in its trains with drivers present in the cabin. From today, the trains will be able to operate driverless.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also launched the fully-operational National Common Mobility Card for travel on the Airport Express Line of Delhi Metro.