CBTC system will help keeping waiting period between two metro trains at just 90 seconds, this is the shortest waiting time in the world. Other Metro projects in India have a minimum waiting period of 180 seconds between two trains. MEGA will have an average speed of 40 km per hour, and will have a top speed of 110 kmph.
Coming up at a total cost of INR 19,0000 crores, Gandhinagar-Ahmedabad Metro link will adopt driverless technology in the country due to a fully computerized CBTC system. This not only quickens the journey but also ensures total safety while time spent waiting for the next train is at its minimum. The question of human error, a major cause of accidents, is also negated due to the use of driverless trains.
Another notable fact where MEGA is concerned is that these are broad gauge tracks on which the Metro will run. Each bogey will have a capacity of 400 passengers as against a limit of 250 passengers seen in other trains which means that a four bogey Metro will be able to carry a total of 1,600 passengers while other Metros in India carry 1,500 passengers in its six bogey trains, reports The Hindu.
Existing India cities to feature metro rapid transit in India include Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi and Bangalore. Construction of metro train service is also in progress at other Indian cities. By 2020, following Indian cities will have metro services, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Chennai, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Kochi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad Gandhinagar, Bhopal Chandigarh, Indore, Kanpur, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Surat, and Guwahati.
Apart from this, Monorail rapid transit work is also in progress. Mumbai recently made it’s first trial run with passengers inside. Just like Metro, Monorails too will be seen in many Indian cities by 2020.