Just a couple of days before the scheduled inauguration of automated trains running on Magenta line of Delhi Metro, its trial run has scared the shit out of the Delhiites.
As a trial of the driverless train was being carried out on the proposed metro line, the train failed to stop at the desired station and crashed into a wall at the Kalindi Kunj Depot. No case of injury was reported after the incident.
Delhi: Empty metro train on trial run, breaks through boundary at Kalindi Kunj depot. Matter being probed. pic.twitter.com/kiqWn7TCVH— ANI (@ANI) December 19, 2017
The pictures of train smashing into the wall soon went viral on Twitter and hilarious memes came up.
She : Come over, nobody’s at homeHe :#delhimetro pic.twitter.com/Y7QFEwu0PS— Rohit Sharma (@imWrong45) December 19, 2017
Modi on the 25th of Dec be like pic.twitter.com/qO7uFagQSc— Anirudh (@anirudhdg) December 19, 2017
Yeh it may now just break all boundaries and reach Mumbai 🤣🤣🤣— Molly Tandon (@mollykapoor) December 19, 2017
#DelhiMetro should have used Ambuja Cement for constructing the wall, deewaar ka tootna naamumkin hota— Italian Bahu (@ItalianBahu) December 19, 2017
muze delhi pasand nahi he ! me to chali delhi se bahar pic.twitter.com/SLzH8FIWNf— Om (@ohokohokok) December 19, 2017
Whose spreading the rumour that Salman was driving the metro.#DMRC #Metro #MagentaLine #SalmanKhan #TigerZindaHai pic.twitter.com/PItgBB5YGB— Maanvir (@MaanvirMinhas) December 20, 2017
With high rise in fare and now driverless trains I think DMRC is heading towards passenger less trains.— Jyotirvid Pawan (@PawanJpk549) December 20, 2017
Tere liye hi toh signal tod taad keAaya Dilli wali girlfriend chhod chhad ke😂😂https://t.co/I1hHt5YuLL— Abdul Mustafa (@abdulmustafa01) December 19, 2017
Is that what you mean? #DelhiMetro pic.twitter.com/zPD7cCKFY8— Rohit Sharma (@imWrong45) December 19, 2017
भले ही पिया हुआ सही,ड्राइवर तो चाहिये भाई😂😂— @piyush (@bihari_86) December 19, 2017
A driverless #MagentaLine #DelhiMetro crashes into boundary in Kalindi Kunj!This is the second accident caused by a vehicle being operated without a driver…First was Salman Khan’s SUV!!— Being Oblivious (@TheOneDhawan) December 19, 2017
At a time when India is all set to take a leap forward to run automated trains, this incident surely comes as a setback.
Although, DMRC has tried to ally the fears by stating that the incident has nothing to with the trains being driverless and it could have happened because the brakes weren’t checked properly before the trial run.
So human error led to the derailment of a driverless train, sure!
Metro train mishap during trial run. What went wrong?Here’s what CPRO, DMRC, Anuj Dayal has to say. Listen in #IndiaFirstLIVE https://t.co/4fqxBVUizL pic.twitter.com/LSsQLyqhpW— India Today (@IndiaToday) December 19, 2017
Given the fact that around 30 lakh people commute by Delhi metro every day, we hope this incident is not taken lightly.