This coming October Delhi Metro, when it will unlock to the public its Magenta Line straddling Botanical Garden and Janakpuri West, is looking forward to get a train (that too a driverless one) for every 100 seconds.
The 37-km long, the initial stage of which will be specially made after 3 Months, will operate on Communication Based Train Control (CBCT), a high-tech signaling technique, which will assist the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) cut its current highest-point record of 135 seconds.
A DMRC source claimed that this forward-looking technique being set up in the Pink and Magenta Lines (Shiv Vihar- Majlis Park to be functioning from coming December) is an enhanced version of the one being used in the recently rolled out Kochi Metro and has superior levels of mechanization, permitting driverless train functions. DMRC is the executing organization for Kochi Metro too. The CBCT techniques to be employed at the two Phase III passages, which are anticipated to become completely functional by March 2018, permit trains to run on the similar track with a compact gap that allows for the quicker frequency. The CBCT technique will also permit driverless train functions on the 2 forthcoming passages.
“In our current passages, the least distance kept between 2 trains ranges from 50 Meters to 90 Meters, relying on the train category. On the other hand, in the Pink and Magenta Lines, this gap has been abridged to 30 Meters, which permits enhanced frequency of trains,” a DMRC spokesperson claimed.
The spokesperson claimed that the system provides more tracks and precision, and transmits the exact location of a train to the “function control center”. “At the time of the actual train functions, the frequency between 2 trains would be maintained at almost 100 seconds at the time of peak hours,” he said.
Augmented frequency, on the other hand, can also indicate that the DMRC might need to organize more trains on the passages to meet the rising demand.
Well, the rising technological advancement in each and every sector has surely boosted its importance and uses. For now, the current application of technology in reducing the highest-point frequency of the trains, which is 135 seconds, to 100 seconds is certainly a great achievement for India. Moving further, this technology is expected to be used in each and every metro that will be built in future.
But for now, we just need to see its success for its current employment.