The Potential of Podways in Nepal: Mechanism and Benefits

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Podways, a new type of transportation system, are like small, hanging cars that could make a big difference in Nepal’s cities. Developed by Unitsky String Technologies, they’re a fresh and smart solution to our growing traffic and city issues.

How They Work:

  1. Cable Magic:
    • Podways use strong cables made of steel or aluminum to carry hanging pods.
    • These cables are powered by electricity, moving the pods smoothly along the tracks supported by towers.
  2. Pod Power:
    • Pods are small, light, and run on electricity.
    • They come with safety features like brakes, sensors, and communication systems.
  3. Brainy Computers:
    • A computer system manages everything, making sure the pods move right, controlling cable speed, and keeping everything safe.
    • Lasers or magnets guide the pods accurately on the track.

Why They’re Great:

  1. Cost-Friendly Construction:
    • Podways are cheaper to build compared to other systems like metros or cable cars.
    • They can be up and running in about one and a half years.
  2. Less Traffic Jams:
    • Podways can help ease traffic problems, especially in busy places like Kathmandu.
    • If people find podways reliable, they might use them instead of driving, reducing traffic.
  3. Eco-Friendly:
    • Running on electricity means less reliance on petrol and diesel, which is good for the environment.
    • Podways support the government’s push for electric vehicles.
  4. Good in Any Place:
    • They work well in different areas, even in the mountains.
    • This could make travel easier along big routes like the East-West Highway.
  5. Help for Tourism:
    • Podways could make it easier for tourists to get around.
    • Faster travel times and reliable transportation might attract more tourists.

Podways not just affordable; they could solve traffic issues and help the environment. The government should seriously think about making podways a part of our transportation plans.

Author: AnmupHD