Delhi Metro: DMRC Plans To Switch To Driverless Trains For Pink, Magenta Lines From Next Year


Delhi Metro: DMRC Plans To Switch To Driverless Trains For Pink, Magenta Lines From Next Year

In a bid to increase efficiency and safety in train operations, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is planning to switch to driverless train operations (DTO) on the Delhi Metro’s Botanical Garden-Janakpuri West (Magenta Line) and Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar (Pink Line) route from next year, a DMRC spokesperson said, reports Financial Express.

According to the report, the DMRC will eventually switch to unattended train operations (UTO) by using a state-of-the-art signalling technology called the communication-based train control (CBTC).

With the help of CBTC, the drivers on the Delhi Metro network will be replaced with roaming attendants from May 2020. The attendants, instead of being in driver’s cabin, will move across the train to help passengers. The attendants will be multi-skilled personnel, apart from being trained as drivers too.

The CBTC will also help in increasing the frequency as well as safety of the trains. The system will bring down the minimum distance between two trains, leading to increased number of the train operations during regular metro services. Read More

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