Happy to flag off trial run of India’s First Unattended Train Operation (UTO) enabled Trains…
The new trains which will be put on trials today, in Phase 3 of DMRC, line 7 (Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar – 58.59 kms) and line 8 (Janakpuri West – Botanical Garden – 38.23 kms), will have these new Metro trains with extremely high levels of automation, which will have the capability of running without drivers in the future. However, these trains will run with drivers initially.
A new type of signalling, called the Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) will permit this type of operation and will enable trains to run at a frequency of 90 seconds.
This is the first time, trial runs of such Metro trains will commence in India and is a significant step in the completion of Delhi Metro’s Phase 3 with the latest technology available internationally.
These trains will have higher average speed than the present trains and will be more energy efficient with state of the art noise reduction features. Many other attractions such as wifi internet, LCD screens with video streaming capacity, USB port facility etc will add a new dimension to the overall travelling experience of the commuters.