The journey of commuters going from Gurgaon to Delhi via Metro is now going to be more easy. The trial of Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) and signaling technology has been started on the Red Line of Metro. After this it will also be started on the Yellow Line coming to Gurgaon. This will also increase the frequency including driverless operation of the train. To reach Delhi, there is a metro from Gurgaon at an interval of 3:30 to 5 minutes.
According to the information, after the introduction of the new technology, metro operation will be possible at an interval of 1:30 minutes. At the same time, if there is any problem in the signal system of the metro at any place, then it will not affect the entire line of Gurgaon Metro. At present, if there is a blockage in the signaling system, then all the metro operations of the line get affected. Sometimes the metro stops even for 10 to 20 minutes.
indigenous technology will be used
According to Metro officials, the I-ATS is part of the CBTC-based signaling system. Through this computerized system, the operation of trains will be monitored from the Control and Command Center. European countries and Japan have so far controlled the CBTC technology. It is jointly developed by DMRC and BEL. Indigenous technology will reduce the dependence of Indian Metro on other countries.
The use of I-ATS system has been introduced on the Red Line at present. After some time it will be started on all the corridors of Phase-4 including Yellow Line. With this, the Metro will operate without any hindrance.
Anuj Dayal, Executive Director, DMRC Corporate Communication
What is the current status of Yellow Line
Talking about the current situation, the first train starts at 5.45 am in the morning, while the last train reaches its final destination at 11.30 pm. During peak times, the average frequency of the Yellow Line metro is 3 minutes 42 seconds on Mondays to Fridays, 3 minutes 37 seconds on Saturdays and 5 minutes on Sundays.
Talking about off-peak hours, people get metro at an interval of 5 minutes 07 seconds on Monday to Friday, 3 minutes 53 seconds on Saturday and 5 minutes on Sunday. Be aware that, the meaning of peak time is related to the office hours of the people. At that time people are going to their respective offices or returning from work.