Dubai: The growing number of suicides on metro tracks in India could be avoided if a new advanced technology and communications system, which provides for driverless trains and quick response to prevent such accidents, is put in place.
Thales Group, which has an impeccable track record in Dubai and other cities - where it provides supervision, communications, and security and fare collection facilities, has offered India its advanced Communications-based train control (CBTC) system.
With the CBTC system, metro trains can run without a driver and all controls are managed from a centralised office which monitors all the tracks and train movements.
Incidents of suicides have been on the rise inside Delhi Metro premises for the past few months. The first week of May alone saw four such incidents, prompting authorities to take steps to stop them in future....more
01:19 PM, May 27, 2012