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DMRC Signs MoU with BEL

Published on November 09, 2022
Current Context: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for the development of an indigenous Communication-Based Train Control (i-CBTC) system.
DMRC Signs MoU with BEL
  • The Director (Electrical) DMRC, Om Hari Pande, and the Director (R&D) BEL, Manoj Jain, signed the agreement at Metro Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • The project will be jointly carried out by DMRC and BEL, under the aegis of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
  • The primary objective of this partnership is to indigenously build signaling systems in the country in line with the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiative.
  • The indigenous Communication-Based Train Control (i-CBTC) system will enable unmanned operations of metro and trains in India.
  • Prior to this agreement, the DMRC and BEL jointly developed an indigenous Automatic Train Supervision (i-ATS) system, which is currently under implementation.
  • DMRC is a rapid transit system in the Delhi-NCR region and was established in 2002 with its headquarters in New Delhi. The current Chairperson of the DMRC is Vikas Kumar.

Question:

Q.1 DMRC and BEL will develop an indigenous Communication-Based Train Control (i-CBTC) system under the?
a. Ministry of Railways
b. Ministry of Home Affairs
c. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
d. Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways

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