Dubai is once again showing why they are one of the most futuristic civilizations in the world today. A new, revolutionary travel concept is being planned to connect Mumbai and Delhi, and this can unleash a new wave of progress and development for UAE and India.
Welcome to the world of under-sea high-speed rail network.
Undersea High-Speed Rail: The Concept
During UAE-India Conclave in Abu Dhabi, a concept has been shared which aims to improve travel between UAE and India, and also facilitate trade easily.
This is the concept of undersea, high-speed rail between Fujairah in UAE to Mumbai, India, proposed by National Advisor Bureau Limited managing director and chief consultant Abdulla Alshehhi.
National Advisor Bureau Limited is a consultancy firm, located in Masdar, UAE which is becoming a hub of startups in the Middle East.
How Will It Work?
The plan is to develop a 2000 kms undersea rail network, which will connect Fujairah in UAE to Mumbai in India.
The rail network has been proposed to work both for passengers and exchange of oil and water. The passenger coaches would enable comfortable undersea travel, most probably crusing at 300 km/hr speed.
Whereas the pipes embedded along the rail network will enable the transfer of water and oil between UAE and India. As per the initial plan, Fujairah port will enable transfer of oil from UAE to Mumbai; Narmada’s water can be transported from Mumbai port to UAE using the same rail network.
Abdulla Alshehhi said, “This is a concept. We plan to connect Indian city of Mumbai with Fujairah through ultra-speed floating trains. The project aims to boost bilateral trade. There will be export of oil to India from Fujairah port and import of excess water from Narmada River, north of Mumbai. In addition, other GCC partners can also improve export and import,”
How Do Floating Trains Work?
Floating trains or ‘Maglev’ use lack of friction between tracks and the engine to enable magnet repulsion system based swift transportation.
The trains literally levitate in the air, as two sets of magnets push and repel the train to move fast. Such rides are normally smoother, faster as they can accelerate and decelerate quickly.
This form of rail travel is already enabled in Japan, Korea, Canada and South Korea, and countries like Australia, US, Israel and UK, China are planning to launch this very soon.
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