In a shocking incident, two Delhi Metro trains collided with each other on Friday at Kalindi Kunj Depot, officials said, adding that no casualties have been reported.
This incident has raised some serious concerns related the security of commuters as Delhi Metro has centralised automatic train control (CATC) comprising automatic train operation (ATO), automatic train protection (ATP) and automatic train signalling (ATS) systems.
“An incident occurred yesterday at 3:45 pm at Kalindi Kunj Depot of Line-8, in which a train, which was under complete control of Hyundai ROTEM for commissioning was moved perhaps inadvertently in reverse direction by the ROTEM staff,” a Delhi Metro official said.
Delhi: Two Metro trains on the same track during trial yesterday, accident averted. Inquiry ordered pic.twitter.com/jTDist7mfg— ANI (@ANI) November 5, 2016
“Responsibility for the incident is of ROTEM and prima facie it appears to be negligence on part of the ROTEM staff. However detailed inquiry is being conducted by ROTEM to look into this lapse and for suitable action,” he added.
The Delhi Metro consists of six lines, with a total length of 190km with 142 stations including 35 underground stations.