NEW DELHI, INDIA (Metro Rail News): On 16th November 2021, the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) will inspect Delhi Metro’s 58.596 KMs Pink Line (Majlis Park – Shiv Vihar) for the introduction of unattended train operation (UTO), commonly known as “Driverless Trains“.
The Prime Minister of India flagged similar services to the Phase-3 project plan of 38.235 KMs Magenta in December 2020 with SPARCS solution to control the telecommunications-based train (CBTC) Nippon Signal.
After the 1.38 km Pink Line of Trilokpuri was started its operations in August 2021, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Bombardier Transportation (signed dealer) and SYSTRA MVA (UTO Consultant for RS10) have started working on a similar system for using a train without driving.
Test Program: The inspection will take 5 hours starts from Majlis Park to Maujpur through 38 municipal stations.
Pink Line’s Hyundai Rotem: BEML trains are designed to support UTO for automation (GoA) level 4, but Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has so far used them automatically on GoA 2, like all other ropes. (Excluding Magenta Line) on a 349 KMs network. It involves a train driver who performs essential tasks such as monitoring trackside conditions and causing the closure of doors and departure of the train.