Prime Minister Flags Off India’s First Driver-less Train For Delhi Metro
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated India’s first driver-less train on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line. He also launched the National Common Mobility Card, an inter-operable transport facility that permits users to buy travel, toll duties, retail shopping, and withdraw money using one card.
The driver-less trains are going to be fully automated, eliminating the likelihood of human error, officials say. The service are going to be available on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line which connects Janakpuri West in West Delhi to arboretum in Noida. this may be extended to Delhi Metro’s Pink Line (Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar) by mid-2021.
“The inauguration of the primary driver-less metro train shows how briskly India is moving towards smart systems,” Prime Minister Modi said inaugurating the ground-breaking project today during a virtual function. “The first Metro in Delhi was started with the efforts of Atal (Bihari Vajpayee) ji. When our govt was formed in 2014, only five cities had metro services and today 18 cities have Metro rail service. By 2025, we’ll take this service to quite 25 cities.”
Prime Minister Modi also said that in 2014, only 248 kilometres of Metro lines were operational within the country, while today it had been about 3 times more than; by 2025, he said, the govt was trying to expand it to 1700 kilometres.
With these new trains, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will enter the elite league of seven per cent of the world’s Metro networks which will operate without drivers, consistent with a politician release.
Earlier, the Prime Minister said, there wasn’t much attention paid to the longer term and half-hearted work was done whilst confusion persisted. “Unlike this, modern thinking says urbanisation shouldn’t be seen as a challenge and used as a chance . a chance during which we will build better infrastructure within the country. a chance through which we will increase simple Living. This difference of thinking is seen in every dimension of urbanisation,” said PM Modi.
The National Common Mobility Card, which can be fully operationalised on Delhi Metro’s Airport Express Line, will enable anyone carrying a RuPay-Debit Card issued from any a part of the country to travel on the route. the power are going to be available on the whole Delhi Metro network by 2022, the PMO has said, consistent with PTI.
Referring to today’s launches as “next-generation infrastructure for Delhi”, Prime Minister Modi sought to showcase them as samples of his flagship “Make In India” scheme.
“Make In India is extremely important for the expansion of Metro services. It reduces cost, savings foreign currency and provides more employment to Indian people,” the Prime Minister said.