Unicars, the hanging track transport system, is being developed in Sharjah
Sharjah has found the solution to beat the traffic jams as it is in the process of introducing the hanging railway system called ‘The Skyway Project’.
The trial run of Skyway project using the hanging pods named ‘Unicars’ is set to beging soon at the manfucaturing facility in Sharjah. The hanging track or the elevated railway system will be the future of transport for passengers and even cargo in Sharjah.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, on Saturday witnessed the launch of the experimental phase of the Skyway project for a hanging track transport system at the Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP).
Dr Sheikh Sultan visited the SRTIP where he inspected the work on the project and witnessed the test operation for one of the unicars.
He was briefed by the SRTIP officials with regards to the latest developments and the state-of-the-art technologies used in the project. He also witnessed the launch of the experimental phase of the unicar.
The SRTIP hosts one of the biggest and most developed scientific research centres of smart transport in the world. The Skyway Green Tech, which launched its operation in the STRIP recently is developing the Unicars which is seen as one of the modern concepts for urban transportation.
The Skyway Green Tech has already started the construction at the site to build three Skyway hanging test tracks that will be able to carry cargo and passengers to and from the beginning of the Park (Sharjah Airport road) to the end of the park (Muwaileh Road), wam reported.
Short track tests have already been laid out and the testing of unicars will begin soon on longer tracks.
Once the system is tested successfully, the government is expected to announce construction of its routes within Sharjah city.
Phase 1 of the park comprises three inter-linked buildings of some 60,000 square feet to house the park’s headquarters, laboratories and innovation centers. It will host a mix of startups, SMEs & Anchor companies that focus on contributing to the Research and Development and innovation culture of the region.
Future phases include a center of excellence, a technology museum, a hotel, a convention center, and housing units.SRTI Park continues extensively in its efforts to attract and host knowledge-intensive businesses.
The thematic pillars SRTI Park will focus on are water technology, renewable energy, environmental technology, digitisation, Industrial Design, and Mobility and Smart Cities.The aim of SRTI Park is to provide an environment conducive to creativity and innovation by creating an attractive and sustainable park with world-class infrastructure and services, supporting, promoting and developing the innovation system and to enhance the Emirate’s status as a global destination in the fields of research and technology.