Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India’s first driverless train operations via video conferencing.

The driverless train has been launched on the Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line, connecting Janakpuri West and Botanical Garden and on the  fully operational National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) services on the Airport Express Line.

The driverless trains will be fully automated, which will eliminate the possibility of human error.

The driverless trains will soon be extended to Delhi Metro’s Pink Line, which will take the driverless network on the Delhi Metro to around 94 km –  nearly 9 per cent of Delhi Metro’s total network.

Each of the six coaches on these trains can accommodate a maximum of 380 passengers, which translates to 2,280 passengers on each train.

The launch was originally set for May this year, however, the inauguration had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 lockdown.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also attended the virtual programme along with PM Narendra Modi.