NEW DELHI, INDIA (Metro Rail News): The Delhi Metro will start the driverless trains running on one of its corridors from Thursday between Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar. Minister of MoHUA Hardeep Singh Puri and Delhi transport Minister Kailash Gahlot will inaugurate on the Pink Line.
According to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), the inauguration will be held on 25th November 201 at 11:30 AM via videoconferencing.
Currently, only the Magenta Line trains operate without any manual intervention – in UTO (Unattended Train Operation) mode. The driverless train operations on that route – India’s first – were inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28th December 2020.
The Pink Line, which connects Majlis Park to Shiv Vihar, was made functional in 2019. However, due to land acquisition and rehabilitation issues, a slight stretch between Mayur Vihar pocket-1 and Trilokpuri-Sanjay Lake stations was stuck. As a result, that stretch was inaugurated in August, making Pink Line the longest single Metro corridor in Delhi, spanning 59 kilometers.