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PM Modi Launches India’s 1st Driverless Train Ops on Delhi Metro

The PM also launched the National Common Mobility Card service on the Airport Express Line.

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The PM also launched the National Common Mobility Card service on the Airport Express Line.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, 28 December, inaugurated India's first-ever driverless train operations on the Delhi's Metro's Magenta Line, saying it "shows how fast India is moving towards smart systems."

The PM also launched the National Common Mobility Card service on the Airport Express Line via video conferencing, with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also attending the event.

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"When our government was formed in 2014, only five cities had metro services and today, 18 cities have metro rail service. By 2025, we will take this service to more than 25 cities," PM Modi was quoted as saying during the inauguration programme.

The PM said his government has worked to unify services to help the people, citing measures such as GST, FASTag cards, one nation-one ration card, reported PTI. Calling 'Make in India' important for the expansion of metro services, Modi said it would reduce costs and provide more employment.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI.)

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