First Pod Taxi Service in India

17 July 2021 Current Affairs:IPRCL (Indian Port Rail & Ropeway Corporation Limited) has prepared a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the pod taxi service between Film City and Noida Airport at Jewar. 

Highlights:
There are ideas to run a driverless taxi between these two destinations. The cost will be about Rs 862 crore, according to the DPR submitted to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (Yeida). This is 14 km long. And, this will be the first pod taxi service in India. Pod taxis can accommodate four to six passengers per car. This vital project will provide smooth connectivity to residential and industrial areas falling between film city and the Noida International Airport. As per the DPR, the corridor will pass through various sectors such as 21, 28, 29, 30 and 32, falling under the Yeida region.
 

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