Mumbai: Your usually frantic and anxious trips to the airport to catch flights could soon be things of the past. If the MSRDCs plans bear fruit, you may soon find yourself cruising in state-of-the-art pod cars moving on raised platforms, high above busy roads and congested highways. These pod cars, which will connect airports to adjacent areas, is the second such venture in the country " the other is under construction in Amritsar.
The pod car system " known formally as Personal Rapid Transit System (PRTS) " is a new-age mode of public transportation designed for swift travel in congested areas. The operation of the pod car network will be similar to that of traditional rail and streetcar networks, moving on raised tracks. A single pod car has a capacity of four to six persons at a time. The pod car project is in the initial stages of planning, and more developments are expected to take place over the next month.
Speaking to MiD DAY, MSRDC chief engineer S Nandargikar said, We are keen on implementing the PRTS pod car project connecting the airport to nearby areas. At present, passengers on their way to the airport to catch flights often get stuck in traffic. In order to provide them a hassle-free and speedy journey, we are planning to come up with this project in the airport area.
The venture is also expected to help authorities save on time and money. The implementation of the PRTS project needs
03:43 PM, Aug 07, 2012