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Nation’s first driver-less metro launching this month: Know what is special

By Line: Nitisha Nagpal

As per official sources, PM Narendra Modi may inaugurate the country’s first driverless train later this month around 25 December.

The standard route for the metro will be the magenta line, that is, from Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden. All the preparations have already completed. A draft stating the same has already been sent to PM’s office and everyone is eagerly waiting for the response. Let us look into some general facts about the Delhi Metro.

  1. This train is designed for a maximum speed of 95 kmph and an operational speed of 85 kmph.
  2. These new-generation trains are suitable to eventually run on UTO mode, that is, train operators will not be required to operate these trains and the Operations Control Centres (OCC) of the Delhi Metro system will directly regulate the movement of the trains
  3. These trains would be more energy-efficient than the earlier trains of the Delhi Metro because of improved design features such as better regeneration of energy during braking, energy efficient sub systems like LED lighting and air conditioning systems
  4. Eating, chewing gum, drinking, smoking are all prohibited in the metro premises.Eating, chewing gum, drinking, smoking are all prohibited in the metro premises.

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