DMRC, BEL Collaborate on Indigenous Train Control System

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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) have joined forces to create an indigenous communication-based train control (i-CBTC) system. This collaboration is aimed at fostering innovation, cost reduction, and self-sufficiency within the domain of train control signaling systems.

Key aspects of this partnership include:

  1. The development and implementation of a prototype i-CBTC solution on a dedicated test track within the DMRC network.
  2. The adoption of a Communication-Based Train Control System to optimize train operations, enhance service frequency, and improve passenger services.
  3. A decrease in reliance on foreign suppliers and the advancement of local production and standardization in metro signaling and train control systems.

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