India's first fully-automated driverless train to run on December 28
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off India's first-ever fully-automated driverless train service on the 37 km-line in the national capital on December 28, 2020.
The driverless train will be run on the Magenta Line which connects Janakpuri West in Delhi to Botanical Garden in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The 37-kilometre-long railway line has 25 stations, out of which 10 are elevated and rest 15 are underground.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, which completes 18 years of service, announced the launch of the fully-automated driverless train service on Thursday evening.
Magenta Line interchanges with Yellow Line at Hauz Khas, Blue Line at Janakpuri West and Botanical Garden, and the Violet Line at Kalkaji Mandir of the Delhi Metro network.
The DMRC has been for some time testing the driverless train technology in its trains with drivers present in the cabin. From December 28, the trains will be able to operate driverless.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also launch the fully-operational National Common Mobility Card for travel on the Airport Express Line of Delhi Metro.