The Central Government gave its stamp of approval to the nation’s first Metrino Pod project – A Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) network in Gurgaon, Haryana.
- The announcement in this regard has been made by Haryana Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister Rao Narbir Singh.
Project Outlay – Rs 850 crore
Speed of Pods – 60 km/hr
Financing of Project – It will be fully private project, so the financing will be made by the private company. Haryana Govt is not paying anything for this project.
Stretch of project – It will cover a distance of 13 Kilometres from the Gurgaon-Delhi border to Badshapur Mod on Sohna Road with a total of 16 stations.
Fare and accommodation – Each unit of Metrino taxi can put up five travelers and the fare is expected to be similar to Delhi Metro.
Completion of project – Within 1 year, starting from June 1, 2016.
What is Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) network?
It is a creative, open transportation framework for urban communities. Small (car size), completely programmed, driverless vehicles (pods) travel freely suspended under an overhead system of light guide routes, 5 to 10m above road level.
- Travelers have an alternative to hire a whole pod that will take a traveler straight to the destination, avoiding the planned stops.
The private company implementing project will recuperate its investment in 25 years through tickets.