Current Affairs


Transport ministry to explore 6 new mass rapid transportation technologies

  • With an aim to revamp public transportation in the country, the ministry of road transport and highways has sought approval of Niti Aayog to experiment and introduce six latest mass rapid transportation technologies.
  • These technologies include metrino, stadler buses, hyperloop, pod taxis, hybrid buses and freight rail road, pitched by metro-man E. Sreedharan.
  • Under the freight rail road proposal, elevated corridors would be built with rail lines where freight trucks can be placed and then they would move on rails at a high speed, reducing freight time and increasing freight quantity.
  • The new technologies are being explored as the current public transportation is unable to resolve the increasing traffic crisis in the country and they are more cost effective.