Driverless metro train in Indian capital crashes into wall on test run

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-19 23:07:08|Editor: yan
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NEW DELHI, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- A driverless Metro train crashed into a wall Tuesday during a trial run in Indian capital city, officials said.

No one was hurt in the accident, however two coaches of the train were damaged.

According to officials, the empty train went through a wall but barely missed crashing into the ground.

The accident took place at Kalindi Kunj depot in the city on Magenta line.

"A trial train was moved from the workshop without testing the brake system as a result of which, while the train was moving up the ramp for washing, it rolled back and hit the adjacent boundary wall. No person was injured in the incident," said Anuj Dayal, a senior official of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

Dayal said an investigation has been ordered into the accident.

"Prima facie it appears to be a case of human error and negligence and appropriate action will be taken after the inquiry," he said.

The Delhi Metro's Magenta Line is scheduled to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Dec. 25.

Reports said the DMRC officials say the inauguration will go ahead as scheduled.

The Magenta Line is to run between Janakpuri in Delhi and neighbouring Noida.