property rights of Skybus Metro™
are held by Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL).
In many of the developing and under-developed
countries, the transportation systems in urban centers are
In urban centers, increasing population, increasing number
of vehicles, narrow and congested roads etc. are contributing
to abnormal delays in commuting and inconveniences for the
urban citizen. In addition these factors also are adding to
air and noise pollution leading to environmental disasters.
Metro Sky Bus Urban Transportation System is based on the
concept of Sky Wheels presented in 1989 at World Congress
for Railway Research. Metro Sky-bus Urban Transportation System
is a mass urban transport system consisting of sky bus coaches
hung from an elevated platform at about 40 feet above ground
level and supported by a series of pillars positioned at 20
meters distance at the road dividers. At the bottom of the
platform, rails are laid for up and down tracks and boggy
wheel suspension system is placed on the rails. A 22 KV power
line runs above the rails, which runs the boggy wheels, with
the help of series motors.
Coaches are suspended from the boggy wheels chassis. One Sky-bus
system consists of two coaches, which can carry approximately
150 to 175 people in an air-conditioned environment. The movement
of the coach is controlled either by the coach driver or through
automatic control systems. This alternative urban mass transportation
solution completely eliminates any probability of vandalism,
accident and is virtually maintenance-free. The Sky Bus coaches
move at a speed of 40 KMs to 70 KMs per hour with headway
of 1 to 1.5 minutes and can handle 20,000 to 80,000 passengers
with 100 to 120 coaches.
KRCL has patented this technology in the year 2004 and has
completed trials on model test track at Goa covering over
We provided Auto Driving Devices and Automation Control Software
for the same. Many cities in India are in dire need to improve
the transportation system and could be considering the Sky
Bus technology as one of the contenders among mass transportation
systems like mono rail, light rails, metro rails, etc.
According to the news reports, Government of Andhra Pradesh
has given green signal for installation and commissioning
of 20 KMs track from Uppal to Medhipatnam in Hyderabad city
as a pilot project the cost of which is estimated to be Rs.550
million per KM. (Source: Eenadu Newspaper District Edition
Hyderabad dated 8 th July 2005).
We will be providing Auto Driving Devices, Control Automation
Software and also Anti-Collision System for Sky-Bus Metro
Urban Transport System according to the technology partnership
agreement with KRCL dated June 03, 2005.