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Delhi metro starts full signaling trials of driverless trains

The trial runs will be conducted between South Campus near Dhaula Kuan and Majlis Park

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The on Friday started full signaling of its new 'driverless trains' along a 20-km-long stretch on the upcoming Pink Line, taking a major leap towards the eventual commissioning of the corridor.

The will test the of the new trains, equipped with Unattended Train Operations (UTO) and CBTC (Communication Based Train Control) signaling systems, which will significantly increase their frequency.


The trial runs will be conducted between South Campus near Dhaula Kuan and Majlis Park.

The 59-km-long corridor when operational will be the longest in the network and will connect Majlis Park to north east Delhi's

Trial runs on this line began on a 6.5-km-long stretch between between and stations in June.

"With the commencement of today, regular will also begin through Metro's highest point at Dhaula Kuan at a height of 23.6 metres, which is as high as a seven storey building," the Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement.

The corridor has come up along the arterial ring road that encircles the city and will be launched in stages between December 2017 and March 2018.

First Published: Fri, September 22 2017. 21:45 IST
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