How do you feel about the concept of C-TrainCurrently, the urban mass transport systems are developed on hub-and-spoke concept i.e. the commuters from the surrounding areas have to assemble at a pre-fixed place known as a station and then board the train to reach their respective destinations. But the C-Train will reach every area where there is a road of at least 5 meters width.
The caterpillar train or C-train will have small coached that can seat up to 20 people. The small size of the car will enable it to reach residential areas also. The stations will be a simple platform to be reached through elevators. The system will run on electricity though there will be backup batteries also in the coaches. The coaches will have wheels both on the top and the bottom as well which will allow it to run on tracks as well as under it. The tracks will be elevated supported on arches spanning the sidewalks.
The concept was mooted by a 43 years old Indian railway engineer Ashwani Kumar Upadhyaya, which won him the MIT Climate CoLab competition award.
Who knows, in future, we may have to just get down from the train on the main road opposite our house. Let us wish the railway engineer all the best.