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India's First Pod Taxi In Gurgaon Is On Its Way

By Anubha Das

Updated - Nov. 20, 2018 3 min read

Do you dream about planes that can run like taxis in India?  Nitin Gadkari (Minister Of Road Transport And Highways) is working hard to full this dream as well.

 

We all are aware of the massive traffic problems faced by the people of Gurgaon due to the increase in population. Gurgaon being the top choice of the working crowd to kick-start their career, many people rush to Gurgaon for job opportunities. Also, we know how people of India love to disrespect the traffic rules. Keeping all these points in mind, the Indian government is now planning to introduce pod taxi in India starting from Gurgaon.

 

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Pod Taxi- Personal Rapid Transit (PRT)

Pod taxi which is also known as Personal rapid transit (PRT) is a type of small public transport facility featuring small automated vehicles that operate on a network of specially built guideways. The Pod Taxi that is going to be introduced in Gurgaon very soon is going to carry 3-6 passengers at a time.

These driverless vehicles are in the shape of pods, which will run along a predetermined course at 80-130 km per hour. According to the sources it has been said that the fares of these coming pod taxis will be maintained on a par with the current transport support. The pod taxi project is expected to have around 800-1100 taxis. This taxi will perform various functions like arrival audio and visual warning, platform stopping, CCTV surveillance, and break down vehicles. Doesn't that sound interesting in itself? Well, we think so too. 

Few More Facts About The Pod Taxi 

The estimated cost of this Pod Taxi project that is coming to Gurgaon is Rs. 4,000 crore.

 

Both the private as well public sector will be investing for this project to loosen up the traffic of Gurugram.

 

The Pod Taxi system is going to follow the American standard of safety and will be using Automated People Mover (APM) standards.

 

The first route for this Pod Taxi is going to be from Delhi-Haryana border to Rajeev Chowk in Gurgaon which will be a great benefit to the Delhi traffic.

 

The pod taxies will cover head network which is usually about 5-10 meters above the ground.

 

This public transportation is going to save fuel, cost of transportation, pollution and it will be fully air-conditioned.

We hope that this Pod Taxi System gets to Gurgaon soon. Let us celebrate Gurgaon going the hi-tech way!

 


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FAQs

Q: What are pod taxis? Why does India want to introduce it?

A: Pod taxi which is also known as Personal rapid transit (PRT) is a type of small public transport facility featuring small automated vehicles that operate on a network of specially built guideways. These driverless vehicles are in the shape of pods, which will run along a predetermined course at 80-130 km per hour. India wants to introduce it to help out will the traffic issue and decrease pollution in metropolitan cities.

 

Q: How Pod Taxi on Delhi-Gurgaon NH8 can be an alternate to METRO?

A: It can be a good alternative to the Delhi-Gurgaon NH8 because the ridership of the Delhi metro is increasing day by day and the introduction of the Pod Taxis will help out in making the traveling easier.

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