Union minister Nitin Gadkari recently took a visit to uSky Technology’s pilot experience and certification department in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and rode in a Sky Bus demonstration.
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Gadkari, the Union Minister for Transport and Highways, stopped in Sharjah on his way back to India from his trip to Prague. He also witnessed the safety and evacuation demonstration presented by uSky Technology in Shahjah. “uSky Technology has developed Sky Bus solutions, and iSky Mobility has tied up with uSky to bring these mobility services to India,” Gadkari wrote on his X account.
“Sky Bus offers a sustainable, congestion-free urban mobility solution, reducing pollution and traffic congestion while providing efficient mobility for urban residents. Moreover, its elevated rail cable system minimizes land use, making it a valuable addition to the nation’s mobility infrastructure,” he further added.
According to uSky, its vehicles move above the ground on a special elevated flyover that offers a variety of benefits, including improved aerodynamics, increased speed, exceptional safety, wise resource and land use, and reduced transportation-related environmental harm.In addition, compared to current transportation options, the cost of building and operation is much lower.
On October 2, Gadkari went on official tour to the Czech Republic, where he took part in the ministerial discussion on road safety at the 27th World Road Congress in Prague. He engaged in side conversations with numerous international organisations, academics, businessman, and stakeholders in the field.
Gadkari, who is a huge supporter of environmentally friendly transport options, test-drove a Skoda hydrogen bus on Monday while visiting Prague. In a post on X, the Office of Nitin Gadkari wrote, “Hydrogen buses hold significant promise in reducing carbon emissions and addressing environmental concerns, contributing to a cleaner and greener future.”
The National Green Hydrogen Mission, which aims to make India a global hub for the production, use, and export of such technology, was approved by the Union Cabinet in January of this year.
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The green hydrogen mission will, among other things, gradually reduce reliance on imported fossil fuels and contribute to the decarbonization of the energy, transportation, and industrial sectors. He test-drove the 24-meter-long, world-record-breaking overhead power electric tram bus that Skoda in Prague developed on Tuesday. Currently, the bus is being tested.
“After successful operation, it could become a very cost-effective alternative to highly capital-intensive metro systems, especially on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stretches where dedicated lines for this bus, similar to metro rail, would enhance public transportation infrastructure,” Gadkari posted on X (formally called Twitter).