Delhi Metro Establishes a New Central Leadership

By Bricksnwall | 2024-02-22

Delhi Metro Establishes a New Central Leadership

Vikas Kumar, managing director of DMRC, officially opened the new OCC, which is a cutting-edge control and command center.

The new Operation Control Centre (OCC), which was unveiled by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Wednesday at the DMRC headquarters, Metro Bhawan, will be used to monitor and control operations on three upcoming Phase-4 corridors, including the Golden Line (Aerocity-Tughlakabad), the Yellow Line (Samaypur Badli to Millennium City Centre Gurugram), and the Red Line (Rithala to Shaheed Sthal New Bus Adda), according to officials with knowledge of the matter.

According to DMRC, the installation of this new OCC will enable integrated control of the whole DMRC network from a single structure.

An OCC offers a complete picture of the whole Metro system, including the trains and rolling stock as well as access to Metro stations through CCTV feeds, signal and track control, and train control. In the event that an intervention is required, the DMRC can provide information to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) or its own employees at the station by allowing Metro officials to monitor the concourse and platforms of stations.

Trains without drivers will be able to be operated by the OCC. DMRC intends to purchase new trains for the Pink and Magenta lines, as well as the Phase-4 corridors, that are fully controllable from the command center.

"This is a significant step toward building the infrastructure required for the Delhi Metro's Phase-4 routes to open for service. The primary aim of establishing an integrated OCC at Metro Bhawan is to guarantee centralized monitoring and control in the event that the Metro system experiences outages or malfunctions. now, there are 29 interchange Metro stations. According to Anuj Dayal, principal executive director of corporate relations at DMRC, "a failure in one line could potentially impact other lines." The new OCC will oversee the Yellow, Blue, and Golden lines, which are now under construction.

The same control room has prepared the infrastructure for two further Phase 4 lines, which are not yet approved by the Center: Lajpat Nagar-Saket G Block and Rithala-Bawana-Narela-Kundli.

Source: Hindustan Times