-The driverless metro car has a capacity of around 2280 passengers.
-It has been designed and developed by the team of techinicians and engineers of BEML.
India’s first indigenous driverless metro car was unveiled in Bengaluru by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The unveiling took place in Bharat Earth Movers Ltd. (BEML) manufacturing facility. Minister Rajnath Singh said that the team of engineers and technicians have done a commendable job. He referred to the team as “real warriors of Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
The driverless metro cars are made of stainless steel bodies having a capacity of carrying around 2,280 passengers in six-cars metro train set. Unlike the metro driverless cars that were unveiled by the Prime Minister, these cars have been entirely designed and developed by the engineers of BEML.
Managing Director Deepak Hota and Secretary (Defence Production) Raj Kumar were present during the unveiling ritual. Deepak Hota said that BEML’s attempt into metro manufacturing has been a defining moment in India’s urban transport scenario.
Further Minister Rajnath Singh also launched the Aerospace Assembly Hangar virtually which is located in BEML’s complex. The BEML has also bagged a total order of 576 cars for Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority.