The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has taken an initiative to develop an indigenously built signaling technology for metro trains in line with the government’s ‘Make in India’ program. Recently, i-ATS, an important sub-system of the signaling system, is now launched. ATS is a computer-based system, which manages train operations. This system is indispensable for high density operations such as the metro, where services are scheduled every few minutes. The indigenously developed technology, i-ATS will reduce the dependence of Indian metros on foreign vendors.
The technology can work with Train Control & Signaling Systems of different suppliers. Predictive maintenance module shall also be introduced in the Phase IV corridors using the i-ATS system, the statement said.