Transport ministry to explore 6 new mass rapid transportation technologies

Transport ministry to explore 6 new mass rapid transportation technologies

With an aim to revamp public transportation in the country, the ministry of road transport and highways has sought approval of Niti Aayog to experiment and introduce six latest mass rapid transportation technologies. These technologies include metrino, stadler buses, hyperloop, pod taxis, hybrid buses and freight rail road, pitched by metro-man E. Sreedharan.

“Several transportation technology companies had approached and given us presentations based on which we had shortlisted them. Apart from foreign technology providers, E. Sreedharan has also pitched in a proposal for elevated freight rail road which seems to be very interesting,” a senior road ministry official said, requesting anonymity.

Under the freight rail road proposal, elevated corridors would be built with rail lines where freight trucks can be placed and then they would move on rails at a high speed, reducing freight time and increasing freight quantity. Read More…

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