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Nitin Gadkari asks officials to study feasibility of Skybus in Bengaluru

As residents in Bengaluru use tractors and rubber boats to move from one place to another after roads are flooded due to heavy rains, the city’s transport system doesn’t have much to be proud of. But, Union Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has recently asked his officials to study the feasibility of Skybus in Bengaluru.

He was speaking on the sidelines of Manthan – a session on improving road infrastructure and mobility. Various Central/State Ministers and senior officials of the Government of India participated in the event.

According to news agency PTI, the Union Minister said, “We are working on public transport on electricity. Technology has changed a lot. It is difficult to acquire land in Bengaluru. So, I have used Skybus like Philippines and other countries. suggested.” ,

Skybus is a mass transit system consisting of elevated tracks with cables suspended below. The system is eco-friendly and cost-effective and is similar to metro services. The Skybus is powered by electricity and can reach speeds of up to 100 km/h. This system is comparatively economical than metro and the infrastructure requirement is also less.

Skybus services were also conceived by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Goa. He wanted to start a 100 crore service as a New Year’s gift in 2003, but the project didn’t take off.

The Konkan Railway Corporation also called off the Skybus project as “commercially impractical”.

The minister also informed that he has asked the officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to consult experts and find necessary solutions for the city.

Gadkari also told that the ministry road and transport will finance the project.

“Since this is the mandate of our department, Chief Minister of Karnataka Basavaraj Bommai discussed this with me. We are studying it (Skybus) and we want to do it. If millions of people travel in the sky, the problem below will be solved.”

With heavy rains and floods jamming Bengaluru for days, people are desperate to use extreme methods to travel from one place to another. Technology companies are planning to buy boats to deal with such situations in future.

Amidst such transport woes, the Manthan was organized to establish cooperation, coordination and communication between states on improving road infrastructure and mobility.

“As part of the Bharatmala series, 80 ministers and 140 officials, including principal secretaries and chief engineers of public works departments, transport and industry, participated in this brainstorming,” Gadkari said.

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