The Financial Express finally put our burning curiosity to rest, giving us all the information we needed about the Metrino pods. Looking like something out of the movie Wall-E, these metrino pods, or pod taxis, are the New Age public transport Delhiites are rooting for.

These are driverless, fully automatic cars that will move independently, five to 10 metres above street level.

An urban transportation solution, this article by The Financial Express states that “Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari has announced the Metrino Personal Rapid Transit System from Delhi-Haryana border to Rajiv Chowk and Sohna Road {Badshahpur Chowk} as a pilot project.”

With work starting sometime around the middle of the year, this pod-system will span 13 kms and will cost a whopping INR 850 crores. The publication was told by the Metrino PRT, “Each pod can carry up to five people. All pods, stops and the route network are meant to be monitored by security cameras.”

And whats more? These travel at the speed of 50 km/hour and will have 16 stations. Get ready to welcome the future guys!

Read the full report here.

Featured image courtesy: Metrino PRT Photo