The new driverless Delhi Metro train. Photo: Flickr Commons

Delhi commuters will soon be traveling on driverless Metro trains, according to media reports.

The trains will run on the Magenta Line from Janakpuri West to the Botanical Garden on a trial basis from October, the Times of India reported.

A Delhi Metro Rail Corporation spokesperson was quoted as saying, “During the trials, the interface of the Metro train is being checked to ensure that there is no physical infringement with civil infrastructure during the movement of the train on the track and also testing of various subsystems of coaches shall be done.

“As the new signaling technology to be implemented on this corridor, the communication-based train control will also undergo rigorous testing. The response of the train at different speeds, braking of the train and the interconnection with the operations control center will also be monitored during the trials.”

The new service is expected to reduce the travel time between Gurgaon, Faridabad and Noida.