DRIVERLESS TRAIN .. Modi launches driverless train on Delhi Metro; claims “big leap” for Rlys


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NEW DELHI: By virtual mode, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the nation’s first driver-less train on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line on Monday. The driver-less trains is fully automated and the possibility of human error is zero, the Metro Rail has stated. 

The service will be available on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line which connects Janakpuri West in West Delhi to Botanical Garden in Noida and will be extended six months later to Delhi Metro’s Pink Line or Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar. 

The inauguration of the first driver-less metro train shows how fast India is moving towards smart systems,” Prime Minister Modi claimed while he inaugurated the project. He said artificial intelligence and similar systems were being increasingly made use of by the railways in India now.

“When our government was formed in 2014, only five cities had metro services and today 18 cities have metro rail service. By 2025, we will take this service to 25 cities,” Modi stated. 

The PM said that in 2014, only 248km of Metro lines were operational. Today, it is about three times more than this. By  2025, the government would expand it to 1,700km. 

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation now enters the elite league of 7 per cent of the world’s Metro networks that can operate without drivers, an official release said. INH=NN

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