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The transport offers a sustainable and congestion-free urban mobility solution, reducing pollution and traffic congestion while providing efficient mobility to urban residents, according to the Minister of Transport and Highways.

Nitin Gadkari experiences a test ride of the Sky Bus in Sharjah.- Photo: Twitter Gadkari


Published: Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 6:24 p.m.

Last update: Thursday, October 5, 2023, 7:27

India’s Minister for Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari stopped over in Sharjah while returning to India from his Prague tour and visited uSky Technology’s pilot certification and experience centre.

In Sharjah, Gadkari trialled his Sky Bus and also experienced the safety and evacuation demonstration presented by uSky Technology.

“uSky Technology has developed Sky Bus solutions and iSky Mobility has partnered with uSky to bring these mobility services to India,” Gadkari wrote in his X timeline.

“Sky Bus offers a sustainable and congestion-free urban mobility solution, reducing pollution and traffic congestion while providing efficient mobility to urban residents. Furthermore, its elevated railway cable system minimizes the use of the land, making it a valuable addition to the country’s mobility infrastructure. he added.

According to uSky, its vehicles travel over the ground on a uniquely designed flyover that guarantees a series of advantages: optimized aerodynamics, increased speed, unprecedented safety, rational use of land and resources, and minimization of environmental damage caused by transport. Additionally, the cost of construction and operation is significantly lower compared to existing transportation solutions.

Gadkari was also on an official tour to the Czech Republic on October 2, where he participated in the ministerial session on Road Safety at the 27th World Road Congress in Prague. On the sidelines, she interacted with various international organisations, academics, industrialists and experts and stakeholders in the field.

Gadkari, who is a big enthusiast of sustainable mobility solutions, took a test drive on a Skoda hydrogen bus during his stay in Prague on Monday. In a post on

In January this year, the Union Cabinet approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission, with the objective of making India a global hub for production, utilization and export of such technologies. The green hydrogen mission will gradually lead to the decarbonization of the industrial, transportation and energy sectors, and a reduction in dependence on imported fossil fuels, among others.

On Tuesday he took a test ride on the world’s longest elevated electric trolleybus, 24 meters long, developed by Skoda in Prague. Currently, the bus is in the experimental phase.

“After successful operation, it could become a very profitable alternative to capital-intensive metro systems, especially on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) sections where dedicated lines for this bus, similar to the metro, would improve the infrastructure of public transportation”. Gadkari posted on X.


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