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Delhi Metro Gets its first driver-less train from Korea
On 04-06-2015, Thursday, Delhi Metro Railways received its first driver-less train, equipped with several advanced features, from a Korea-based manufacturer. The driverless six-coach train was bought to India by sea, arrived at Gujarat port and was brought by road to Delhi. A total of 80 trains were to be brought by the delhi metro railways. Among them total of 20 train will be manufactured in Changwan by the end of this year while the remaining 61 are being manufactured at the Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) plant in Bengaluru.
These driver less trains will run over the 58 km-long lanes Majlish Park-Shiv Vihar (Line 7 – 58.596km) and Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden (Line 8 – 38.235km) corridors of Phase III and both these sections are expected to be operational by the end of 2016.
These new trains of Delhi Metro have undergone significant technological changes and eco-friendly things and many additional features have been added to increase passenger comfort on the trains.
Delhi Metro gets its first driver-less train on tracks:
They trains are designed to run at a maximum speed of 95 kmph and an optimal speed of 85 kmph. Initially drivers will be apponted for operating the trains and later they will gradually withdrawn to move to Unattended Train Operation (UTO). These new-generation trains are suitable to eventually run on UTO mode.
External Train operators are not required to operate these trains and the Operations Control Centres (OCC) of the Delhi Metro system will directly control the movement of the trains. To enhance security levels, CCTV cameras will be Kept inside and outside the trains and the images will be directly accessed by the control centre.
Delhi Metro gets its first driver-less train from Korea (80 trains):
Each coach can accommodate maximum of 380 passengers which means that about 2,280 passengers can travel in each train set of 6 coaches. As the driver’s cab will not be required in such trains they would be able to accommodate 40 commuters more in a six coach train as the driver’s cab will not be required in such trains.
These trains would be more energy efficient than the earlier trains because of improved design features such as better regeneration of energy during braking. And the energy efficient sub systems like LED lighting and air conditioning systemsare been installed in the trains.