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Survey done, Pod taxis in Gurgaon a step closer

india Updated: Oct 10, 2011 00:22 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Sanjeev K Ahuja
Hindustan Times
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The Millennium City's quest for an efficient and high-tech received a major boost after it crossed a major milestone in the introduction of Pod taxis in the city.

The project planner, Ultra Fairwood Ltd, has completed its survey on the taxi service.

Pod is an automatic, driver-less, battery operated, laser ray-guided taxi running on or hanging from an elevated track.

As per the survey, the city requires 3,150 Pod taxis. The route will be 105-km long with 143 stations and eight multi-level parking lots. The route will pass through NH-8 at six locations.

As part of the proposed Personal Rapid Transport system (PRTS) project, the entire route, however, does not cover IMT Manesar and new sectors proposed in the Gurgaon Master Plan 2025 (Gurgaon-Manesar Urban Complex 2025).

The route will also cover old Gurgaon localities besides the posh and privately developed townships--DLF City, Sushant Lok, Palam Vihar, Southcity and Huda Sectors. The project will cost the government around R5,000 crore and is likely to be executed under the BOT basis.