Crowded Haridwar to get pod taxis ahead of Metro services
Haridwar is going to get personalised rapid transport (PRT) taxi service, which will also end the problem of heavy traffic jams in the city and Rishikesh. DEHRADUN: Haridwar is going to get personalised rapid transport (PRT) taxi service, which will also end the problem of heavy traffic jams in the city and Rishikesh. Haridwar is the second city of its kind in the country after Uttar Pradesh, where POD taxis will operate. Earlier, the first POD project in the country connecting Jewar Airport with the proposed Film City in Noida is going to be operational soon.
These project works, which are going to be started under the aegis of Uttarakhand Metro Rail Corporation (UMRC), announced the commencement of work on these projects on Friday. The coming up of these projects will ease traffic pressure in Dehradun, Haridwar and Rishikesh, which are often badly affected by Char Dham Yatra traffic and traffic jams during the tourist season.
The corporation will simultaneously start work on these projects. Addressing a press conference at the UMRC headquarters on Haridwar Bypass Road on Friday, Jitendra Tyagi, managing director of the corporation, said, “Work on the Personalised Rapid Transport (PRT) project for Haridwar city, under which pod taxis will be operated, will start soon. A 2.3-km-long ropeway from Har-Ki-Pauri to Chandi Devi in Haridwar city, a 6.5-km-long ropeway from ISBT to Neelkanth Mahadev Temple in Rishikesh will be built.”
He said work is also underway on the action plan of the Dehradun Neo Metro project, which the state government has approved and sent its report to the Centre. Haridwar and Rishikesh, where traffic jams are frequent due to the heavy rush of tourists and pilgrims, will get great relief” said MD Jitendra Tyagi. “Under the Haridwar Darshan scheme, POD taxis will operate on four routes with a total length of 20.74 km, with total number of stations 21,” Tyagi said. (THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS)