Delhi Metro riders are up for a treat as DMRC is all set to unveil its brand new, more efficient and faster metro trains in the coming year. These trains will be opened for commuters in March. The authority has ordered 86 of six coach trains from Korea’s manufacturer. The new trains will be seen on two routes. The first one being Magenta Line and the other being the Pink Line. While the former (Magenta line) connects Botanical Garden and Janakpuri West, the later (Pink Line) connects Mukundpur and Shiv Vihar. However, according to DMRC, it would not be possible to integrate the trains with the existing ones. These are state-of-the-art trains and are driverless. Aside from this, the trains will have several other new features. Check them all out:
1. Driver-less trains
The trains have a mode which enables them to run unattended. The mode however would be run by an operator initially – the mode would be put under trail for an year or so but eventually, the trains will go completely unattended.
2. More spacious
The coaches in the new Korean trains are wider than the existing ones and the technical equipments too have been moved under the seat increasing the carrying capacity of the train from 1780 to 1866 per train, according to a report in HT.
The new trains will be 10% faster than the existing ones. Moreover, since the distance between two trains can be less, the trains would be able to run at the frequency of 90 seconds as against the current frequency of two minutes and 10 seconds.
4. Digital Screens
All the coaches in the new trains will have a fully programmable LCD screens which can be used for playing advertisements and flashing route maps.
5. Energy Efficient
The new design will lower the energy consumption by 20% with the help of the new technologies such as LED saloon lights, automatic dimming facility based on ambient light and energy efficient air conditioning system controlled by inverter.
6. In addition to this, the metros will have coloured seats, wifi connectivity, USB ports and backrest support for wheelchair users.