new Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s first driverless train operation on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line (Janakpuri West – Botanic Garden) on Monday (December 28, 2020).
PM Modi He will also inaugurate the fully operational National Common Mobility Card service on the Airport Express line at 11 am via video conferencing.
The Prime Minister’s Office said, “These innovations will increase peace and mobility in a new era of travel.”
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said, “With the introduction of driverless trains on the Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro, DMRC will enter the elite league of seven percent of the world’s metro networks that can operate without drivers.”
Honorable PM Shri @Narendra Modi Will inaugurate India’s first driverless train on the Magenta Line of Delhi Metro and launch a fully operational National General Mobility Card on the Airport Express Line at 11 am on 28 December 2020.
– Delhi Metro Rail Corporation I 26 December 2020
In particular, driverless trains will be fully automated, eliminating the possibility of human error.
After the introduction of driverless services on the Magenta Line, the Pink Line of the Delhi Metro is expected to be driverless by mid-2021.
The National Common Mobility Card, which will be fully operational on the Airport Express Line, will enable anyone to carry a RuPay-Debit card issued from any part of the country to travel on the Airport Express Line using that card. This facility will be available on the entire Delhi Metro network by 2022.
Meanwhile, DMRC shared 4 photos in 2020 on its social media platform. The photographs depict the four phases of 2020, where the first photo depicts congestion inside the Delhi Metro complex before the unprecedented COVID-9 inspired lockdown, while, The second photo shows an empty metro station due to a coronovirus outbreak. The third picture shows Preparations were going to start again before the operation And when the last picture shows DMRC resumed operations after stalling for over 5 months.
– Delhi Metro Rail Corporation I 25 December 2020
Delhi metro is currently running There are 11 corridors (including Noida – Greater Noida) spread over a network of about 390 km with 285 stations.
Over before the outbreak of COVID-19, over 60 lakh yatras were being done every day On Delhi Metro Network.
Currently, 702 km of metro lines are operational in 18 cities in India. In the coming years, about 27 cities of the country can have metro connectivity and by 2022, India is expected to have a combined metro network of more than one thousand kilometers.