Delhi metro trains will soon become driverless. The system will operate through Continuous Automatic Train Control which monitors the train speed, location, instantaneous braking and door operation with minimum interference of human train operators. The system has been pitched for Delhi metro by a French company for $16 billion. The CACT system is also used for the world’s longest automated trains in Dubai for 77.6 km. This is being introduced on two lines. The installation of Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) technology will decrease the interval to 90 seconds between the Mukundpur-Shiv Vihar corridor which is 58 km long and the 34 km long Janakpuri Botanical Garden corridor. The two corridors will also have an upgraded signaling system.
The system will have 68 stations with Platform Screen Doors. The trains would be 10% more energy efficient using energy regeneration systems of brakes and LED lighting subsystems.