First driverless metro train arrives in India from South Korea

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New Delhi : The Delhi Metro on Thursday received India’s first driverless train from South Korea. Manufactured at Changwan in South Korea, the new-age train that arrived at the Mukundpur depot in New Delhi will eventually run unattended, guided by Delhi Metro's operations control centres, a statement said.


• First driverless metro train has arrived in India from South Korea

• It will be functional under the control of Delhi Metro Rail Cooperation

• The train is capable of running without a driver

• It was brought by sea at the Mundhra port in Gujarat and was brought to Delhi by road

• "These trains will run on the upcoming Majlish Park-Shiv Vihar (Line 7 - 58.596km) and Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden (Line 8 - 38.235km) corridors of Phase 3," the Delhi Metro said.

• Both corridors will open for public by the end of 2016

• 20 similar trains of six coaches will be manufactured by Korea by the end of 2016.