Kochi Metro team to study Dubai Metro

With Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) all set to begin Metro works by May-end, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) is gearing up to study the latest Metros operating across the world. To begin with, it will send a team of officials to the UAE to study the technological aspects of the Dubai Metro.

“A team led by project director Mahesh Kumar will head for Dubai to get a better understanding about the third rail system and continuous automatic train control system (CBTC),” said KMRL managing director Elias George. The team will leave for Dubai on Sunday.

CBTC is used for enhanced frequency and safety. In future, such technology can be upgraded to driverless trains. Under the integrated coordination of a central control operations facility, trains will operate automatically with an attendant on-board.

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