How the driverless Delhi Metro journey will be a world-class treat
In a major push towards automation, Delhi Metro trains will soon go driverless as the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is launching new swanky ‘driverless trains’ that will accommodate passengers end to end.
The trial runs will start in July but driverless operations will start in 2017. The trains have been acquired from a Korea-based firm and are being assembled in India.
A closer look at the new driverless Delhi Metro trains, which are may offer the passengers on a world-class treat:
The new trains will operate on the upcoming line 7 (Pink line: Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar) and 8 (Magenta: Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden) of Phase 3. The trial run is likely to start in July.
With new colour-coded seats and change in design, the capacity of six-coach trains has been increased to 1,866 from 1,780 people per train.
The Delhi Metro’s latest update will be both more efficient as well as cost effective. Here are all the features of the upgrade:
With this, Delhi will soon be among those few cities of the world with driverless Metro trains. Driverless train systems in other cities are:
Rome Metro Line C
Milan Metro Line 5
Paris Metro Line 1
SkyTrain in Vancouver
Lima Metro Line 2