Bangaluru: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) proposed pod taxi as one of the commuting options for citizens. The BBMP earlier abandoned the project because of the assembly elections for not being in the controversy but now it has started talking about it again.
Pod taxi is that mode of transport which resembles cable car. It accommodates four to six people and is also driverless and runs on electricity. Critics say it’s rickshaw in the air.
The BBMP officials say that the proposal is approved by the Council, will be sent to the government for further approval. The project costs ₹1,500 crore but the BBMP does not have to invest as it is being proposed under the PPP model. We have already floated the tender and work would be awarded after the government approves it.
People still say that this will not help in reducing congestion in the large metropolis like in Bengaluru. They also say that it might clash in Namma metro phase 3 as it might take the same alignment.
The BBMP last week took up the council for the pod taxi. It had to be postponed as the corporates needed more details.
Mayor R Sampath Rah told Media, As requested by the council members, I have asked officers to prepare for a detailed presentation. We will take up the project after arriving at a consensus among the corporators.