Driverless metro trains are all set to take over the Pink Line by end of September 30, an official communication seen by The Indian Express revealed.
Currently, only the Magenta Line has trains operating without any manual intervention or on UTO (Unattended Train Operation) mode. The 38-km-long Line connects Janakpuri West with Noida’s Botanical Garden station. The first UTO mode train on this line was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 28 last year.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), however, has not done away with the presence of drivers who are stationed in the front cabins for intervening during emergency situations.
According to official records, the DMRC plans to start operating trains on the Mayur Vihar I-Trilokpuri stations by July 31. Once that happens, the Pink Line will function as a single corridor, with trains running along the up-and-down sections of the 58.6-km-long stretch connecting Majlis Park with Shiv Vihar.