Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

The congestion and traffic between Delhi and Gurgaon is getting worse by the day. And in the wake of things, India’s first pod taxis project will commence in Gurgaon to ease the situation. The first phase of the project will begin next month and will cost Rs 850 crores. The entire project will cost a whopping Rs 4,000 crore. Despite this figure, it is cheaper than the metro and monorail project that costs Rs 250 crore and Rs 200 crore respectively, for a kilometer. Also Read - 'Public-Private Sectors Must Come Together to Combat Coronavirus,' Says Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

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The contract hasn’t been given to any company yet as they are still in the bidding stage. However, it will soon be decided and a formal announcement will be made, following which the pod taxis project will begin. Authorities have set a target of one year to finish this project. The pilot route for the project will start from Ambience Mall and there will be 16 stations for passengers to get on and get off. Also Read - Demand for N95 Masks, Sanitisers Shoots Up Amid Coronavirus Scare in Delhi-NCR

The pod taxis project aims to solve the traffic problem on NH8 and will run at timely intervals. Each pod taxi will be able to accommodate up to five passengers but it will also have an option to hire the entire pod that will take passengers straight to their destination instead of stopping at every station. The pod taxis are expected to run at an average speed of 60 kph. Once this project is in place, there are plans to extend this service to other parts of Gugaon too. Also Read - Uttar Pradesh: 6 Killed as Car Drifts Off Road, Falls Into Canal Due to Fog in Greater Noida

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