Delhi Metro- Revolutionising Public Transport - (E)

Transportation infrastructure is one of the most important factors for a country’s progress. While other cities are stepping up to build cleaner and people-centric urban mobility solutions, the capital city of Delhi is leading the way by successfully operating the largest Metro rail network in the country. The modern Metro rail system with comfortable, air-conditioned, and eco-friendly services has revolutionised public transportation in the National Capital Region and the entire country. The first stretch of Delhi Metro started on December 25, 2002, between Shahdara and Tis Hazari, spanning across just 8.5 km. Today the metro network has expanded to over 390 km with 286 stations with a mix of underground, ground, and elevated stations across Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana carrying some 30 lakh passengers daily. It is by far the largest and busiest metro rail system in India and the second oldest after the Kolkata Metro. Apart from providing Delhites with a comfortable public transport option, the Delhi Metro contributes significantly towards controlling pollution and reducing vehicular congestion on the roads. So in this special episode, we will talk about one of India’s most significant infrastructural and technological achievements, The Delhi Metro railway system. The Delhi Metro is a world-class metro system operated by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation DMRC and is equipped with the most modern communication and advanced train operation technologies. DMRC has also been certified by the United Nations as the first Metro Rail system in the world to get Carbon Credits for reducing GreenHouse gas emissions, as it has helped to reduce pollution levels in the city by 6.3 lakh tons every year. So we will talk about the science and technology behind the uninterrupted and safe operations of the Delhi metro and take a closer look at the technologies like the Unattended Train Operation technology and Communication Based Train Control signalling technology which facilitates the movement of trains in very short frequencies. This and much more in this exciting episode of Science for a self-reliant India only on India science.