Pm Modi flagged off the country’s first driverless metro today on Monday. The first driverless metro will run on the 38 km long Magenta Line. The Delhi Metro network, spread over 390 km which connects Delhi and nearby cities like Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ghaziabad. Delhi Metro is the largest metro service in the country. It has started on 24 December 2002 on the 8.4 km route between Shahdara and Tis Hazari station.
Since the inauguration of the Delhi Metro in 2002, many changes have been done. The driverless train was not allowed earlier, but the metro railways general rule 2020 has been changed to bring driverless metro.
The driverless metro will run on the magenta line connecting Janakpuri West and Botanical Garden and will operate along with the Airport Express Line with National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) services. There is also a plan to introduce this on the Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) by the middle of 2021.
During the speech after the inauguration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had the privilege of inaugurating the Magenta Line 3 years ago and today has the opportunity to inaugurate the country’s first automated metro on this route again.
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— PMO India (@PMOIndia) December 28, 2020
He said, “It shows how fast India is moving towards the smart system. Today the metro is also connecting with the National Common Mobility Card. It was started in Ahmadabad last year. Today it has been brought for Delhi Metro.”
— BJP (@BJP4India) December 28, 2020