Plan for wheel-less trains on Delhi Metro

Government said it planned to introduce "wheel-less" trains on Delhi Metro.

Last Updated: Dec 07, 2011, 16:43 PM IST

New Delhi: Government On Wednesday said it planned to
introduce "wheel-less" trains on Delhi Metro and a proposal
for introduction of Maglev technology for Metro connectivity
was at present at a conceptual stage.

Minister of State in the Urban Development Ministry
Saugata Roy on Wednesday replied in affirmative to a question in
Rajya Sabha on whether "Delhi Metro proposes to introduce the
wheel-less trains."

Rajya Sabha member K V P Ramachandra Rao also sought the
present status of the proposal to introduce wheel less trains.

"The introduction of Maglev technology for metro
connectivity by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is only at a
conceptual stage at present," Roy said.

In reply to another question, the Minister said that
government had decided to support the detailed project report
for metro rail projects in cities with a population of
more than 20 lakh.

On Metro Rail in Mumbai, Roy said that at present "Phase I
of Metro Rail in Mumbai in not facing any major hurdle due to
railway infrastructure.

"To resolve issues of inter-departmental coordination,
high-level steering committee headed by the Chief Secretary,
Government of Maharashtra has been in place," he said.

PTI