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Soon driverless metro trains in Kolkata, new rakes to be imported from China

india Updated: Dec 17, 2016 19:17 IST
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The new rakes will be imported from China for existing metro including new East-West and Dum Dum-Garia metro routes, he said on the sidelines of CII organised manaufacturing excellence.(PTI)

Soon Kolkata people may get to travel in driverless suburban trains.

“Driverless trains based on Grade of Automation 3 (GoA 3) is not a dream now in Kolkata. There is a target that all the new metro rakes in city from March 2018 would be GoA 3 grade driverless rakes,” Director, research design and standards organisations of indian railways, Yatish Kumar said.

In GoA 3, start and stop of a train is automated while human intervention is needed to operate the gates.

The new rakes will be imported from China for existing metro including new East-West and Dum Dum-Garia metro routes, he said on the sidelines of CII organised manaufacturing excellence.

Chennai, Bangalore and Lucknow already operates the GoA 3 rakes.

Whereas, Kumar said, GoA 4 doesn’t need any human intervention and one such rake is currently under trial in New Delhi Metro.