India: aerial metro project

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Pune city has taken an extra step to staffing a metro aerial after the success of a skytrain test by Konkan Railway Corporation. A few days earlier, the leaders of this company had announced the success of the trials Goa despite the accident in September that killed one person.
The skytrain is suspended from a rail over cars and must be an alternative to the motorway and rail links. During the test, he traveled 40 km for one hour. It should operate at a speed of 120 km / h at an upcoming trial. KRC has proposed to use the metro on a 25 km circuit; the cost of erection of one kilometer line would be estimated at 500 million rupees or about 9 million. In Goa, a concrete structure supports cars that move with the help of engine provided by the Austrian company ELIN EGB. The bogies are attached at the top leaving the car hanging in the air.

Sources: The Pioneer, 29 / 07 / 2004; Cities, 16 / 09 / 2004


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