Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday flagged off the country’s first driverless train service on the Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro. Along with this, he also started the National Common Mobility Card Service on the Airport Express Line. Prime Minister Modi credited former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for starting the country’s first metro service.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, in the year 2014, only 248 km of metro lines were operational in the country. Today it is about three times more than seven hundred kilometres. By the year 2025, we are trying to expand it to 1700 kilometres. With this, Delhi Metro has joined 7% of the world’s automated metro services.
Driverless metro to run between Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden
In the first phase, the driverless metro will run on the Magenta line from Janakpuri West to the Botanical Gardens metro station of Noida, later it will be extended further. Addressing the country on the occasion of this new achievement of DMRC, Prime Minister Modi said that there is a plan to run the metro in about 25 cities by 2025.
PM said- the country is moving fast towards a progressive future
While giving a green signal to the driverless Metro, Prime Minister Modi said that the Magenta line was started three years ago, now a driverless metro is being started on this line. This is an achievement for the country and the country is certainly moving fast towards a progressive future. Prime Minister Modi said that the country is working for a better future.
With the mobility card, people will be able to travel in the metro of any city
Without a driver, this train will be fully automated, which will require the least human involvement. The Prime Minister has also started the National Common Mobility Card from today, which is a fully operational card on the airport line, and by 2022 it will be made available in the entire Delhi Metro. Its advantage will be that with a single card, passengers will be able to travel to the metro of any city in the country.
Work of these metro projects is in progress
PM said that work on metro projects is going on in different cities of the country. RRTS trains are being built between Delhi-Meerut, in some cities, Metro light is coming where the demand for rides is less, work on Metro Neo is also going on. PM Modi said that work is also being done on the water metro, where there are large water bodies, they will be connected to them. Its work in Kochi is advancing rapidly.
PM Modi said that the cost of the Metro coach has been reduced due to Make in India. Now metro coaches are being sent not only in the country but also abroad. Pollution will also reduce due to the metro, the number of vehicles will also be less on the roads. PM Modi said that the metro is working on this new scheme in which the energy goes back to the grid as soon as the brakes are applied.
The Mobility Card PM said the fact
The PM about the mobility card said that it will save the time of people. Our government integrated the country’s systems and worked for it. One Nation-One Fastag, One Nation-One Tax, One Nation-One Power Grid, One Nation-One Gas Grid, One Nation-One Health Insurance Scheme, One Nation-One Ration Card, One Nation-One Agriculture Market Direction India is advancing rapidly.
Prime Minister Modi talked about giving many gifts to the capital of the country, he said that tax exemption was given to build electric mobility, the irregular colony is being regularized, old buildings are being built with new technology. Also, apart from the tourist destination which is present in Delhi, work is going on many projects.
Not only this, but old buildings will also be redesigned for the tourism department. Currently, the driverless metro is starting on the 37 km stretch of the Magenta Line, which runs between the Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden, after which the Pink Line will have a driverless metro. And there are plans to run a total of 94 kilometres of driverless trains in the coming few years.