PM to Flag Off First Driverless Practice Tomorrow on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is about to flag off the nation’s first ever fully-automated driverless practice service on the Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro on Monday. Additionally Learn – Delhi Metro to Launch Nationwide Mobility Card For General Journey – All You Must Know About Advantages And Options
With the graduation of those new-generation trains, the Delhi Metro Rail Company (DMRC) will enter the elite league of “seven per cent of world’s Metro networks” which may function companies with out drivers, the Delhi Metro mentioned on Sunday. Additionally Learn – What Does Delhi Metro’s 2020 Journey Look Like in 4 Images? See Viral Put up
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After beginning driverless companies on the 37-km Magenta Line (Janakpuri West Botanical Backyard), one other main hall of the Delhi Metro, 57-km Pink Line (Majlis Park Shiv Vihar) can even have driverless operations by mid-2021, the DMRC mentioned in an announcement.
New period of journey
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi goes to inaugurate India’s first ever driverless practice operations on the Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line (Janakpuri West Botanical Backyard) in addition to the absolutely operational Nationwide Widespread Mobility Card (NCMC) companies on the Airport Specific Line through video conferencing tomorrow, scheduled at 11 am,” it mentioned.
The business operation of those new-generation trains, set to be a significant technological feat, will start later the identical day, after the occasion, a senior Delhi Metro official mentioned.
“The driverless trains shall be absolutely automated which would require minimal human intervention and can eradicate the probabilities of human errors. Delhi Metro has been a pioneer in introducing expertise pushed options for passenger consolation and that is one other step in the identical path,” the assertion mentioned.
As soon as the driverless trains are operationalised on the Pink Hyperlink too, the Delhi Metro may have a driverless community size of about 94 km, which shall be roughly 9 per cent of the world’s complete driverless metro community, it added.
NCMC for all corridors
After the launch, it’s going to ALSO be the primary time when commuters will have the ability to use the NCMC on any hall of the Delhi Metro.
Prime Minister Modi in March 2019 had launched the indigenously-developed NCMC to allow folks to pay a number of sorts of transport expenses, together with utilizing metro and bus companies throughout the nation.
Dubbed as ‘One Nation One Card’, the inter-operable transport card permits the holders to additionally pay for his or her bus journey, toll taxes, parking expenses, retail procuring and even withdraw cash.
The NCMC, which shall be absolutely operationalised on the Airport Line can even be a significant milestone as anybody carrying a RuPay-Debit Card issued within the final 18 months by 23 banks (all these are NCMC compliant as per instructions of the Division of Monetary Companies, Authorities of India), from any a part of the nation will have the ability to journey on this line utilizing that card, the Delhi Metro mentioned.
The identical facility will grow to be accessible on all the Delhi Metro community by 2022, it added.
That is the primary main occasion of Delhi Metro in 2020, which noticed an unprecedented lockdown within the earlier months as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
The Delhi Metro had resumed companies with curtailed operation on the Yellow Line from September 7 after being closed for over 5 months.
The Delhi Metro’s at present operational community spans about 390 km with 285 stations throughout 11 corridors (together with NOIDA Higher NOIDA line). On common days, the typical day by day ridership of the Delhi Metro is over 26 lakh.
“Pre-COVID time, about 60 lakh ‘journeys’ have been being carried out on a regular basis on the Delhi Metro community making it the mass transportation spine of the NCR,” it mentioned.
A ‘journey’ in metro parlance pertains to a visit that features all corridors utilized by a rider in a single journey.
Pushed by cutting-edge expertise, the Delhi Metro Rail Company had been conducting numerous trials for its new ‘driverless trains’, whose flagging off shall be a significant technological milestone for the DMRC and the nation.
Though, initially drivers shall be deputed for working the trains, they’d be progressively withdrawn to maneuver to Unattended Practice Operation (UTO).
Historical past and imaginative and prescient
Delhi Metro had begun its business operation on December 25, 2002, a day after the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee had inaugurated DMRC’s first stretch, spanning 8.2 km from Shahdara to Tis Hazari, with simply six stations.
The metro rail situation in all the nation has undergone a large transformation within the final six years. Whereas in 2014, solely 248 km of metro traces have been operational in 5 cities, presently 702 km are operational in 18 cities in India, the DMRC assertion mentioned.
“Within the days to come back, over a thousand kilometres of recent traces shall be added and about 27 cities within the nation may have metro connectivity. By 2022, when the nation celebrates its seventy fifth Independence Day, India may have a mixed metro community of over a thousand kilometre which is able to carry greater than a crore passengers on daily basis,” it mentioned.
(With inputs from PTI)