New Delhi: Government on Wednesday said it planned to introduce "wheel-less" trains on Delhi Metro and a proposal for introduction of Maglev technology for Metro connectivity was at present at a conceptual stage.
Minister of State in the Urban Development Ministry Saugata Roy on Wednesday replied in affirmative to a question in Rajya Sabha on whether "Delhi Metro proposes to introduce the wheel-less trains."
Rajya Sabha member K V P Ramachandra Rao also sought the present status of the proposal to introduce wheel less trains.
"The introduction of Maglev technology for metro connectivity by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation is only at a conceptual stage at present," Roy said.
In reply to another question, the Minister said that government had decided to support the detailed project report for metro rail projects in cities with a population of more than 20 lakh.
On Metro Rail in Mumbai, Roy said that at present “Phase I of Metro Rail in Mumbai in not facing any major hurdle due to railway infrastructure.”
"To resolve issues of inter-departmental coordination, high-level steering committee headed by the Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra has been in place," he said.