Delhi Metro Pink line is all set to run the first driverless metro trains in Delhi. The trials of the Delhi Metro’s automated trains have finally begun on a 20km-long stretch of the upcoming Pink line. This is a huge step forward in making India a place with automated transport services. The trial run of the Driverless Metro in Delhi will soon take place and the path for the trial will be Delhi Metro Pink line – South Campus near Dhaula Kuan and Majilis Park.
The new Delhi Metro trains on pink line boast of features such as acceleration, which will result in 10% increase in the scheduled speed. The maximum speed of 95 kmph and operational speed of 85 kmph.
With the aim to test the automation skills of the new trains, they’ve also equipped their technology with Unattended Train Operation (UTO) and CBTC (Communication Based Train Control) signaling systems. Once fully operational and all the legal work is done, the technology will be implemented in the newest line of DMRC, the Pink Line which is rumored to be the biggest network of the Delhi Metro covering 59 km of the capital.
The corridor will be launched anytime between December this year to March 2018. One thing to note is that it is not like these metro trains won’t have a driver, but just that the role of the driver will be minimised. The trains will be thus called automated trains and not driverless trains. Delhi Metro pink line will be the first route to get this feature.
Stations on Delhi Metro Pink Line
The corridor has come up along the arterial ring road that encircles the city. There will be approximately 27 interchange stations once the Phase-III project is completed. On the pink line of Delhi Metro, starting from Majlis Park, there will be an interchange at Azadpur, connecting the Yellow Line Metro (Samaypur Badli-HUDA City Centre). Further, at Netaji Subhash Place, which is another major interchange station will connect the Red Line (Rithala-Dilshad Garden) and the Rajouri Garden stop will link the Blue Line (Dwarka Sector 21-Noida City Centre/ Vaishali).
Delhi Metro pink line is the most awaited route of Delhi metro as it is expected to be the longest line.