The Union Government on 8 April 2016 approved country’s first Metrino Pod project for Gurgaon, for which the state government would not have to pay anything. The work on this project would start by 1 June 2016.
Haryana Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister, Rao Narbir Singh said that the National Highway Authority of India has also submitted the feasibility report for this Metrino Pod taxi project. The fare of Metrino Pod taxi would be similar to that of the Metro.
The pilot project will span a 13km stretch from the Gurgaon-Delhi border to Badshapur Mod on Sohna Road and is estimated to cost 850 crore rupees.
Metrino Pod project
The project called the Metrino is a PRT system in which pods will be suspended from an overhead rail. Every pod can take up to five passengers. For the pilot project route, 16 stations have been planned, starting near Ambience Mall.
A personal rapid transit (PRT) network is made up of small automated vehicles running at close intervals on a guideway with docking stations for passengers to get on and get off. While a pod can accommodate up to five people, there is also an option to hire an entire pod that will take a passenger straight to the destination, skipping the scheduled stops. The average speed of the pods is 60kmph.
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Where: For Gurgaon
When: 8 April 2016
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