Driverless Metro Trains- 10 things you should know!

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Recently, PM Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first ever driverless Metro train operations on its Magenta Line. It connects Janakpuri West and Botanical Garden. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) marked a milestone on 28th of December 2020.

You must read the 6th and the most important thing about the Driverless Metro Trains.

Driverless Metro Trains- 10 things you should know!

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  1. The train will be completely robotized, wiping out the chance of human blunder, as per DMRC authorities.
  2. The administration will be accessible on Delhi Metro’s 38-km long Magenta Line which interfaces Janakpuri West in Delhi to Botanical Garden in Noida.
  3. DMRC has had driverless innovation since 2017, yet the organization had been directing thorough preliminaries before dispatch. The underlying dispatch was set for May 2020 however it must be deferred because of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Here is all you need to know about India’s first ever Driverless Metro Trains.

  1. The driverless trains of Delhi Metro will offer greater dependability because of decreased human intercession.
  2. These trains can run at a normal speed. Which is a couple of steps higher than that of a customary driver-driven one (around 35 kmph).
  3. The driverless train having six coaches are equipped with a couple of advanced features.
  4. These new trains of Delhi Metro have gone through huge mechanical just as eco-accommodating updates. A lot more highlights have been added to expand traveller comfort.
  5. Each coach has four PAD buttons, so a total of 24 such alarm devices are there in a train.

Some more facts about Driverless Metro Trains:

Driverless Metro Trains
  1. In old trains, a passenger can press the PAD (Passenger Alert Device) red button and alert the driver in case of emergency. While In case of a driverless train, after pressing the button, the footage of the carriage will be sent to the operations control room to take action needed, as told to PTI by a senior DMRC authorities.
  2. There is an obstruction detection device (ODD) below the main coach on the track facing side. This equipment can detect large obstacles through a sensor and the train get then be stopped. If the hindrance is little, it can even eliminate and make way for the train
  3. The number of trains in service can be regulated based on demand dynamically without being dependent on availability of crew,” the DMRC said in a statement.
  4. About five driverless trains were deployed on December 28th , 2020 and the number will be gradually increased. 
  5. The operationalisation of these trains is a significant technological achievement for the DMRC and the nation. The 57-km Pink Line (Majlis Park–Shiv Vihar) will likewise have driverless activities by mid-2021. The DMRC said on 27th December, 2020.

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