Metro fare hike: HC re­fuses to in­ter­vene The

Driver­less trains may de­but by month-end

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

New Delhi: In all like­li­hood, Del­hi­ites will be able to travel by the driver­less trains of Delhi Metro on the Ma­genta Line by the end of this month. The 12.64 kilo­me­tre long Kalkaji Mandir – Botan­i­cal Gar­den sec­tion of Ma­genta Line is at present be­ing in­spected for safety by the com­mis­sioner for metro rail safety (CMRS), which is ex­pected to be over by Novem­ber 15.

“Af­ter the green sig­nal from CMRS, the date for open­ing the sec­tion for pub­lic will be de­cided,” a Delhi Metro Rail Cor­po­ra­tion (DMRC) of­fi­cial said.

This sec­tion will be Delhi Metro’s first cor­ri­dor to be op­er­ated us­ing the com­mu­ni­ca­tion based train con­trol (CBTC) sig­nalling tech­nol­ogy which will fa­cil­i­tate move­ment of trains with a fre­quency of 90 to

Delhi high court re­fused to in­ter­fere with the Delhi Metro’s de­ci­sion to in­crease mass rapid tran­sit fare by 100%. A bench of Act­ing Chief Jus­tice Gita Mit­tal and Jus­tice C Hari Shankar also ob­served that this was a pol­icy de­ci­sion and the court would not like to step into it. “We are not in­clined to in­ter­fere. Nei­ther do we have any ju­ris­dic­tion to go into it,” the bench said. 100 sec­onds. While the trains can be op­er­ated on au­to­mated mode with­out a driver, for the time be­ing, driv­ers will be present in the trains.

The Botan­i­cal Gar­denKalkaji Mandir sec­tion has nine sta­tions. While Kalkaji Mandir sta­tion is un­der­ground, all other sta­tions are el­e­vated.

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