WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Dec 19, 2017, 12.31 PM
A train testing Delhi Metro's magenta line, which was to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 25, crashed through a wall on Tuesday.
The train broke through a boundary wall at the Kalindi Kunj depot.
The matter is being probed.
PTI reported a Delhi Metro official as saying the front portion of the metro train and a stretch of the depot's boundary wall were damaged.
The official added that there were no casualties.
Interestingly, the metro's first "driverless" trains were to run on the magenta line.
The Delhi Metro had said the trains would be fully automated, capable of running without a human in the driver's cab, but that a human would be placed in the cab for the first two to three years of operations.
There has been no news as yet from Delhi Metro on whether those plans will now change.
The magenta line was meant to be a "Christmas gift", with it cutting down travel time between south Delhi and Noida by as much as 40 minutes.
There is at the moment no metro line running directly from south Delhi to Noida.
The 12.64-km Kalkaji Mandir-Botanical Garden (in Noida) section was to be opened to the public on Christmas day itself.