Trial run of Delhi Metro’s new driverless trains flagged off

Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off the trial run of Delhi Metro’s new driverless trains yesterday.

This train equipped to travel on Unattended Train Operations mode.

On the occasion, Mr Naidu insisted that metro was one of the best answers to the city’s commutation and pollution woes. He said new technology was set to increase metro’s frequency to 90 seconds.

Mr Naidu said odd-even was a temporary measure and cannot be a permanent solution.

Mr Kejriwal thanked the Centre and termed Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) as a unique example of cooperative federalism.

The new trains will undergo rigorous trials to ensure that they are ready for smooth operations after the commissioning of the 58-km-long Mukundpur – Shiv Vihar and the 34-km-long Janakpuri (West) – Botanical Garden corridors, by the end of this year, although initially, train operators will run them.

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