India is looking for an electricity-based technology for mass rapid transport solutions that is cost effective and can be manufactured in the country, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said.
The ministry intends to build ropeways as an alternative mode of transportation in hilly and congested urban areas. Ropeways, cable cars, and particularly, I'm very clearly interested in working on the technology of light rail transport, Gadkari, the Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, said on March 4 to an audience in the United States.
Some US firms have also approached him with the technology, he said in his address on Rebuilding Infrastructure for India 2.0, part of the Reimagining India 2.0 series.
The Foundation for India and Indian Diaspora Studies (FIIDS) has launched a series of dialogues as part of the Silicon Valley Monthly Dialogue (SVD) on the occasion of India's 75th Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
"We are looking for technology that is cost-effective and that we can manufacture in India for mass rapid transport (system) on electricity," Gadkari said as he briefed Indian-Americans from Silicon Valley on India's efforts to improve its physical infrastructure, particularly its transportation system.