Union Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Sing Puri on Thursday (25 November) virtually inauguratedthe Unattended Train Operations (UTO) on the Pink Line of the Delhi Metro, said an official release.
With the launch of driverless train operations on Delhi Metro's Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar Pink Line stretch, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's fully automated network will grow to about 97 kilometre, which is the fourth largest in the world and the only DTO network in India.
The DTO facility was first launched on the Delhi Metro's Magenta Line in 2020 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
O the occasion, Puri said that with a massive driverless network of 96.7 kilometres, the Delhi Metro has now become the fourth largest network in the world to operate with driverless technology, according to a Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs release.
Puri described the launch of the DTO facility as a momentous occasion not only for DMRC, but also for the entire country.
It is another reminder of this government’s focus on rejuvenating our urban areas and improving the quality of life of our citizens, he said.
He said that Delhi Metro has peak passenger load of 65 lakhs per day in the pre-covid times, and soon it will surpass that figure.
He said that increase in metro ridership is reducing the load of vehicles on the road, helping in reducing pollution as well as congestion.
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