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Delhi to have life at driver-less metro


  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Thursday received its first driver-less train, equipped with several advanced features, from a Korea-based manufacturer.
  • The train will ply on sections of Phase-III of the network, set to be operational by next year-end.

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  • The six-coach train, brought to India by sea, arrived at Gujarat’s Mundra port and was brought by road to Delhi on specially-made trailers.


  • A total of 20 such train sets of Hyundai Rotem will be manufactured in South Korea’s Changwan by the end of this year.
  • The remaining 61 are being manufactured at the BEML plant in Bengaluru.
  • The train would run on the 58 km Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar (Line 7) and the 38 km Janakpuri (West)- Botanical Garden (Line 8) corridors of Phase-III.
  • Both these sections are expected to be operational by the end of 2016.

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