Skybuses: An Alternative For Congested Cities?

India's Skybus project will cost less than half a traditional metro railway system, will not displace people, and will provide a comfortable and relatively inexpensive transportation alternative.
October 22, 2003, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The main advantage of India's Skybus project is that it is an ideal transport system for congested Indian cities. The suspended design allows it to be constructed with minimal land acquisition, and it promises a clean, air-conditioned commute at average speeds of 45 kms/hour at a cost of just 50 paise per km. It claims an ability to handle anywhere between 18,000 - 80,000 persons per hour, and its two-track system can be adjusted for maximum usage during the rush hours. Interestingly, the top of the Skybus track can also be used for pedestrian use or to generate revenue by creating cafes and business centres.

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Published on Tuesday, October 21, 2003 in Financial Express
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