On December 28, PMO of India Mr. Narendra Modi to flag off India’s first driverless train from Delhi.
Along with this, PM will also launch the fully operational National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) that will facilitate travel on the Airport Line Express.
As per the reports, the first driverless train will run on the Magenta Line which will cover a distance of 37kms covering the National Capital and connecting it to cities, such as Gurugram, Noida, Faridabad, Bahadurgarh, and Ghaziabad.
Reportedly, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has been doing trials of driverless mode during the non-revenue hours and has even been approved by experts for eventual implementation.
With this, the Delhi Metro is planning to replace drivers and there will be roaming attendants’ in place. They would be trained with regards to driving trains and these roaming attendants will ensure that they will assist passengers in need.
Due to the changes in existing rules, driverless trains have been made possible and as per reports, the new Metro Railway General Rules 2020 takes into account driverless trains.
Thus, from Monday (December 28) onwards, the Magenta line is all set to switch to Driverless train operation mode (DTO) and all its signaling system, depot, and track design and all the complaints will be directed towards Unattended Train Operation (UTO) mode.