SunstarTV Bureau: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s first-ever driverless train operations on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden, today.
PM Modi will also inaugurate the fully operational National Common Mobility Card service on the Airport Express Line at 11 AM via video conferencing.
“These innovations will herald a new era of travelling comfort and enhanced mobility,” informed the Prime Minister’s Office.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) stated, “With the commencement of driverless trains on the Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line, DMRC will enter the elite league of seven percent of world’s Metro networks which can operate without drivers.”
Hon’ble PM Shri @narendramodi will inaugurate India’s first Driverless Train on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line & will launch the fully operational National Common Mobility Card on the Airport Express Line on 28 December 2020 at 11 AM.
— Delhi Metro Rail Corporation I कृपया मास्क पहनें😷 (@OfficialDMRC) December 26, 2020
Notably, driverless trains will be fully automated, which will eliminate the possibility of human error.
After the start of driverless services on the Magenta Line, the Pink Line of Delhi Metro is expected to have driverless operations by the mid of 2021.
The National Common Mobility Card, which will be fully operationalised on the Airport Express Line, will enable anyone carrying a RuPay-Debit Card issued from any part of the country to travel on the Airport Express Line using that card. This facility will become available on the entire Delhi Metro network by 2022.