Delhi Metro: Fully automated! Inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi, India's 1st ever driverless train is here
The driverless trains will be fully automated, which will eliminate the possibility of human error, the government has said.
In a major development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated India's first-ever driverless train operations on Delhi Metro's Magenta Line along with the fully operational National Common Mobility Card service on the Airport Express Line via video conferencing.
The driverless trains will be fully automated, which will eliminate the possibility of human error, the government has said, adding that after the start of driverless services on the Magenta Line (Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden), the Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) of Delhi Metro is expected to have driverless operations by mid-2021.
The Prime Minister's Office has said that these innovations will herald a new era of travelling comfort and enhanced mobility.
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 route using it.
This facility will become available on the entire Delhi Metro network by 2022, the PMO said.
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— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 28, 2020
On Sunday, in his last 'Mann Ki Baat' radio broadcast of the year, PM Narendra Modi had said people have supported the 'vocal for local' campaign started by his government as part of its 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' programme and asked manufacturers and industry leaders to ensure that world-class products are made in the country. Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to substitute foreign-made products they use with items produced in India, and said they should make this resolution for the country in the new year. The outgoing year saw the spirit of 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat' echo in society, he added.
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