Uttar Pradesh government to launch driverless pod taxis soon
The Jewar Airport aka Noida International Airport is around 70 km from Delhi. The greenfield airport will be developed in four phases with an initial capacity of 12 million passengers annually.
Uttar Pradesh government is all set to launch the futuristic driverless pod taxis to operate travel between Greater Noida and the Noida International Airport in Jewar. According to the reports, the Yamuna Expressway and Eastern Peripheral Expressway will sign an agreement with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to extend the connectivity to distant areas. The estimated cost of the plan is around ₹50-60 crores per km. The total cost of the project is around ₹1250-1500 crores.
Citizens of Greater Noida will be soon able to take rides on driverless pod taxis to reach the Jewar Airport. As per a report in India Times, Dhirendra Singh, BJP MLA from Jewar in Greater Noida said that they already have Metro connectivity till Greater Noida but Jewar is about 25 kilometres from Greater Noida city. To bridge this gap, pod taxis are being considered. Pod taxis are a revolutionary mode of transport widely being used in many western countries. As stated by the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA), DMRC will develop the pod taxi service.
The Jewar Airport aka Noida International Airport is around 70 km from Delhi. The greenfield airport will be developed in four phases with an initial capacity of 12 million passengers annually. Once constructed, it will be the largest airport in India and one of the largest terminals in the world.