Metro trains with anti-collision technology collide at Magenta Line in Delhi
New Delhi: A collision between two metro trains which were equipped with advanced anti-collision technology took place during a trial run when they came on the same track of the upcoming Magenta line.
The Magenta line is considered to be the upcoming first circuit on the Delhi Metro where new driverless trains would operate. The line was expected to become fully operational by mid 2017.
According to the spokesperson of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Anuj Dayal,"The incident occurred on Friday at Kalindi Kunj depot of Line 8, in which a train, which was under complete control of Hyundai Rotem for commissioning, was moved perhaps inadvertently in reverse direction by the Rotem staff."
- No causalities were reported.
- An inquiry has been ordered by the authorities.
- The new corridor will connect 25 stations between Janakpuri West and Botanical Garden.
- Hyundai Rotem, a South Korean company, is responsible for commissioning the standard gauge cars of the Delhi Metro.