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Gurgaon to get India’s first Metrino Pod Taxi project

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The Central Government gave its stamp of approval to the nation’s first Metrino Pod projectA 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.

Gurgaon to get India's first Metrino Pod Taxi projectProject OutlayRs 850 crore

Speed of Pods60 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.