Metrino driverless pods for Delhi-NCR: How Nitin Gadkari plans to decongest roads
Metrino pods in Delh-NCR: Work on setting up the driverless pods will begin in two months, Nitin Gadkari said.
The Narendra Modi government is planning a driverless public transport system - Metrino - for the National Capital region (NCR). Introduction of driverless pods is an initiative that is being led by Nitin Gadkari, and will help control high pollution levels in the NCR. Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has said that work on the Metrino pod system will satrt within two months.
Moving towards solutions to urban transportation problems, the government is hopeful of rolling out a cable car or pod facility between Delhi and Gurgaon. Gadkari has announced the Metrino Personal Rapid Transit System from Delhi-Haryana border to Rajiv Chowk and Sohna road (Badshahpur Chowk) as a pilot project.
We take a look at some salient features of the Metrino pods that are likely to help decongest the traffic heavy roads of NCR: (Metrino PRT Photo)
According to some media reports, the pilot project will span a 13km stretch from the Gurgaon-Delhi border to Badshapur Mod on Sohna Road and is estimated to cost Rs 850 crore. (Metrino PRT Photo)
Metrino pods are small (car size), fully automatic, driverless vehicles that travel independently suspended under an overhead network of light guideways, 5 to 10m above street level. (Metrino PRT Photo)
According to Metrino PRT, "each pod can carry up to five people. All pods, stops and the route network are meant to be monitored by security cameras." (Metrino PRT Photo)
The rides are meant to take place from your boarding junction to the selected destination, without a break during the journey. (Metrino PRT Photo)
They are said to travel at an average speed of 50 km/h. Claims Metrino PRT, "This is faster compared to metro and buses." (Metrino PRT Photo)
For the pilot project route, 16 stations have been planned, starting near Ambience Mall, say media reports. (Metrino PRT Photo)
Punjab has also considered constructing a pod system in the past for Amritsar. However, that project is yet to see the light of the day. (Metrino PRT Photo)