On Friday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled India’s first indigenously designed and developed Driverless Metro Car at the Bharat Earth Movers Limited’s (BEML) manufacturing facility in Bengaluru.
During his visit to the BEML facility in Bengaluru, Shri Singh said that the team of engineers and technicians in the facility have done praiseworthy work. He also referred to them as “real warriors of Atmanirbhar Bharat”.
As stated by BEML, the driverless metro cars that are manufactured at their company’s Bengaluru Complex are made of stainless-steel bodies. They have a capacity of carrying as many as 2,280 passengers in the six-cars metro train set.
In contrast to the driverless metro cars unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ones developed by BEML have been entirely designed and developed by the engineers at BEML. Talking to the press, an official said that the engineers have been working towards the development of an indigenous metro car for some times now.
The Secretary of Defence Production, Raj Kumar and BEML Limited Chairman and Managing Director, Deepak Kumar Hota also attended the unveiling ceremony. Hota said that BEML’s entry into metro manufacturing has proved to be a defining moment in the urban transport scenario in India.
Shri Rajnath Singh also virtually launched the Aerospace Assembly Hangar located within BEML’s Bengaluru complex and unveiled the first indigenously manufactured Tatra Cabin by the firm.
He also examined a range of their equipment from divisions of Defence & Aerospace, Mining & Construction and Rail & Metro, rail hangars and newly launched Industrial Design Centre