New Delhi, June 27: Delhi commuters will be able to travel on the first driverless Metro train on the Magenta Line from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden. The Magenta Line, which was expected to be ready by June, will now be partially open to the public in October this year.
Trial runs on two sections of the corridor of phase III are in progress and the sections will be opened for public after all the clearances. Quipped to run on Unattended Train Operation (UTO) mode, these trains have a high level of automation.
"As the new signalling technology to be implemented on this corridor, the Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC) will also undergo rigorous testing. The response of the train at different speeds, braking of the train and the interconnection with the Operations Control Centre (OCC) will also be monitored during the trials," a DMRC spokesperson said.
"During the trials, the interface of the Metro train is being checked to ensure that there is no physical infringement with civil infrastructure during the movement of the train on the track and also testing of various subsystems of coaches shall be done," the DMRC spokesperson added.
Meanwhile, The Delhi Metro authorities plan to complete the expansion of Phase III by March 2018. That will see the commissioning of not only the Magenta Line but the Pink Line too.