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Old April 30th, 2006, 02:34 PM   #1
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Skybus Metro- safer rail based sustainable system

The Skybus Metro technology is different from known metro rail, monorail etc. Unlike monorail, the Skybus metro is twin rail based as the normal heavy rail system with high speeds of 100kmph and mass transit capacity of even 80,000 passengers trips per hour per day. So Skybus can operate at 8000 to 80,000 pphpd seamlessly, and can be used as both feeder as well as primary high capacity option for urban transport. But then difference between the conventional metro rail and Skybus system is that: normal metro railway cannot be guaranteed against derailments and capsizing , which in a city area is very disastous as compared to outside the city. But the Skybus metro technology is such that the train can never derail nor capsize- so the safest railway known in the world! Skybus Metro Technolgy- see video and more details Carrying 400 persons within 20m length makes access stations elegant small structures almost like bus stops, with easy access from the existing foot paths.Hardly needing any urban land, will not displace any habitat- can be designed for 20m radius of turning, and even vertical lifts, gives total fexibility to the Urban Planners. Further the capital and running costs have been shown through actual test track construction, to be such that Financial Internal Rate of Return is of the order of 15%. That means Urban projects for transport can be executed through private funding adopting BOT option and without need for Government subsidy. Pray do not endanger the cities with elevated metro systems while impoverishing the community!
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 05:10 PM   #2
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The Ministry of Railways ( Govt of India) is taking further steps to support the Skybus metro technology by allocating Rs 250 m to get the safety issues sorted out and certification process completed by the Konkan Railway Corporation, Navi Mumbai. Already the Ministry of Urban Development( Govt of India), advised the Andhra Pradesh State government to go ahead with their proposed commercial implementation of the first Skybus project, through Konkan Railway Corporation, who have Malaysian finding partners.
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Old July 23rd, 2006, 05:21 PM   #3
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An appeal to senior administrators of Urban areas!

Dear Sir,


Sub: Urban administrators-challenge- please be informed about derailment-free and financially viable metro rail, the pre-certified Skybus of India
Ref: Conference in New Delhi on 21st March, 2006

As a former senior bureaucrat-engineer-manager-inventor and scientist, my interest is purely public interest. (a one page profile of mine, you may glance through.) I have done enough presentations in my service. The concern and worry that quite a few senior persons who talked to me at the conference, makes me write this letter.

My wish is one of your smart men should take the leadership position to present & implement viable, safer transport solution to improve the urban habitat. Of course, my services are always available as needed to your state.

Please accept my suggestion. Choose & nominate a dynamic senior in cadre, committed team leader in your Government, whom you trust & directly dealing with the problem of Urban transportation, to meet me in Hyderabad, to spend about only three hours. I will utilize this time to convince him of the necessity to design transport product to suit people and how to avoid bending peoples’ interest to serve product sellers.

Technology should serve people, not vice-versa!

Metro transport solution should basically meet the fundamental requirements to serve people and not to tax them and destroy their livelihood and homes.

Please be bold and insist to demand your requirements; it is the job of engineers and technologists to evolve suitable design to meet your needs:
1. Only transport zone in the city, space above or below the road should be used- but with least occupation of the congested road, by the solution.
2. The city aesthetics concerns, noise pollution, should be adequately addressed. This can be achieved only if continuous fixed structure is at a height of not less than 9 to 10m range.
3. The access for people should be friendly and available every 500m , and one need not climb more than 6 to 7m as well as without need for another feeder system
4. The solution should not generate further congestions on the roads with sudden massive discharge/ ingress of commuters, but evenly spread to match with the walkways available.
5. The solution should be scalable for next 100 years, to carry light loads like 8000 pphpd to heavy 80,000 pphpd. And at high speeds of the order of 100kmph.
6. The solution should address the cargo movement requirement of the city too, as well as the transport requirement for house keeping functions of the city.
7. Not a single building or any occupied land be demanded in the city for setting up the solution. Practically no demolitions in the city.
8. The system should be free from climatic disruptions and be capable of working in floods/snow.
9. Credible disaster management arrangements should be demonstrated.
10. The safety of not only the commuters on the train, but also of the road users who are not using the solution, should be guaranteed through third party international accredited safety certifiers.
11. The solution provider shall not expect any subsidy nor grant from the government. The solution should be financially viable from the fare box collections.
12. Concession period will be negotiable from 10 years to 30 years, with performance assurance in the form of bank guarantee, with presentation of their solution in detail, to be completed within 3 years- will form the parameters to choose the DBOT (Design, Build, Operate & Transfer) through open bidding process. State should only provide the traffic data along the route, the work done by accredited responsible traffic survey consultants.
13. The DBOT operator will be required to price his service to compare with existing modes of transport and shall not be given preferential treatment by the state, to control other modes, to favour him. A regulator on the lines of TRAI, of state will provide for any relief if needed by the DBOT operator.
14. Thus the State will not act to promote any particular, technology at the cost to public interest, but will be people centric and protect only the public interest, thus making technology to be evolved to serve people. State should not become an instrument to impoverish & displace citizens to favour and prop up unviable technologies.
15. The state has to provide the legal framework of Tramway Act and rules made under the act, to allow the DBOT operator to get the commissioning safety certificate formally issued by a state nominated Safety Commissioner, based on the safety certificate issued by a reputed accredited international class safety certifiers.

I am not a salesman for the Skybus technology- although it is my invention; but all rights of royalties go to the people of our country and my interest is solely in public interest. You will be surprised to know that all the above requirements are met only by our country’s invention Skybus technology, which is pre-certified, - and not by any of the imported technologies.

My sincere advice to you is to send a sincere committed senior officer truly committed to public interest- I am prepared to spare my time without any charges. In about three hours I will give all necessary materials and training inputs to your officer, so that he/she may correctly face the Urban decongestion challenge, and be a leader & executor. Then this officer can explain or do the necessary presentation to the superior decision making authorities in the State. You have to lead, through knowledge. Please do not be led by product sellers.

You can have free metro transport solution- if only you want it!

But for heaven’s sake do not commit the blunder of setting up an elevated conventional metro rail traveling on your head all along the road- a waiting disaster to happen to the innocent road users and adjoining property- that will be a criminal act of negligence knowingly by the powers charged to protect lives and property in the state.

Let us serve wisely!

Yours sincerely,

(B.Rajaram)



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to make travel, food and shelter virtually free to all!
Er. B. Rajaram B.E., M.Tech., F.I.E IRSE(retd.,)
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Fellow of National Academy of Engineering
Inventor &Mentor Anti-collision / Skybus Technologies
Mr. B. Rajaram (born 1945) is a First Class First with Distinction Engineering graduate and an M.Tech from IIT/Kharagpur. Having served a decade in railway open line in various capacities, another decade in Railway research at RDSO & IIT, worked abroad as consultant till 1990.
He was involved with the Konkan railway project from the beginning of construction (1990) as a Chief Engineer, Director (Projects) and finally as the Managing Director(1998 to Jan, 2005).
The World Bank praised his management practices.
He has original contributions of new theories in rail-wheel and track-vehicle interactions in railway technologies recognized and published in the world forums.
He holds several patents abroad and in India for his inventions. His inventions cover railway technologies, world’s first Intelligent Anti-collision Devices (already under implementation over 2500km of route on Indian Railways), Sky Bus Metro (concept first presented in Bologna University Italy, by him in 1989)- in all 17 patents are assigned by him to the Government, through Konkan Railway Corporation, the royalty streams valued ( by Pricewaterhouse Coopers) at Rs 20,000 to 30,000 cr over 10 years with NPV of over Rs 8000 cr, if nurtured over next three years.
Research & technology innovation has been his passion. He is the recipient of FICCI national level award for Outstanding contribution to knowledge based industries in our country, as adjudged by Justice Bhagawathi committee, in 2004.
He believes it is in the realm of reality to make food, travel, communication and dwelling virtually free to all humans on the planet through bold application of science and technology to infrastructure development.
He wants India to lead the world in transportation, with Skybus technology, which makes metro-rail safer and financially affordable.

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Old July 23rd, 2006, 07:39 PM   #4
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looks very promising
I hope the state government takes up your offer
it seems very cost effective
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Old July 31st, 2006, 12:15 AM   #5
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Skybus Standard Gauge Metro Rail Description & Specs.

One can get now at one place all the descriptive information and broad technical parameters as well as answers to many a quaestion regarding the safety and capacity of the Skybus Standard Gauge High Speed Mass Transit system.
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Old July 31st, 2006, 12:20 AM   #6
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Skybus Standard Gauge Metro Rail Description & Specs.

One can get now at one place all the descriptive information and broad technical parameters as well as answers to many a question regarding the safety and capacity of the Skybus Standard Gauge High Speed Mass Transit system. The guidelines for those states who desire to get superior advantage of this safer accident-free rail system, also are detailed for the convenience of the administrators. Truly speaking a city can get metro rail free from any Government subsidy or investment, if only they desire so!
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Old August 1st, 2006, 07:35 AM   #7
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This is all very interesting but I think you should move this thread to the infrastructure area, specifically the subway,urban transport subarea. You'll find more people who are interested in these things there.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 04:47 AM   #8
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Thank you- provided link as you suggested, in the infrastrucutre, subway Urban transport area.
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Old August 11th, 2006, 05:09 AM   #9
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very interesting.....and it certainly does have some pros and advantages over metro rail....i'm very impressed with the speed and the system capacity (80,000 pphpd! wow)........however, if there's a fire in the train how are passengers going to get out? unlike metro rail, where you have space beside the tracks for evacuation.....how is this possible with skybus?
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Skybus technology looks great!
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Old August 11th, 2006, 08:36 PM   #11
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How does this differ from a suspended monoaril system?
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Old August 12th, 2006, 02:48 AM   #12
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"International standards" -- so few countries hang trains! "Needs no maintenance". What else made me laugh watching that top-listed video? Shanghai's maglev shouldn't be in business either if it keeps its raised structure free of emergency gangways.
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Old August 13th, 2006, 06:45 AM   #13
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Fire and emergency evacuation

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very interesting.....and it certainly does have some pros and advantages over metro rail....i'm very impressed with the speed and the system capacity (80,000 pphpd! wow)........however, if there's a fire in the train how are passengers going to get out? unlike metro rail, where you have space beside the tracks for evacuation.....how is this possible with skybus?
There are three methods of evacuation- within half a km is the station- so within 1 min the coach reaches station and evacuation is simple. But if motors are under fire, fortunately in this case, the smoke raises above your heads,( the running gear is enclosed in concrete box over-head)-so danger of asphyxation does not arise- but side bridging with another Skybus unit( within 2m, allows paasengers to get evacuated , Additionally where height is around 6m from road level, then aircraft evacuation type emergency inflatable slides are built in, so that with sirens, lights warning the road traffic, passengers get evacuated on to the road. But where height from road level is more then 6 to 8 m, then hanging platform supported from the concrete box above, gives access to a side walk, with steps to climb up to go to Skytop,( almost 9.5m wide)- for safe evacuation.
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Different from monorail is the Skybus...

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How does this differ from a suspended monoaril system?
In mono-rail truly there is no railbased transit- the load is carried on rubber tyred wheels. The great advantage of railway track as used in heavy load fast metro rail transport is not available in mono-rail. Also fire risks and emergency evacuation means are highly unsatisfactory in mono-rail. Being rubber -tyred, mono-rail systems can carry lesser loads and speeds are lower. But Skybus uses the high speed single flange coned wheels as in high speed bullet trains or in heavy metro rail lines, with regular railway track and the same type of motor-bogies as used in metros- so you can see the difference, please! Skybus is high speed, mass metro rail system!
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Skybus meets the same international standards as the best metro rail in the world!

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"International standards" -- so few countries hang trains! "Needs no maintenance". What else made me laugh watching that top-listed video? Shanghai's maglev shouldn't be in business either if it keeps its raised structure free of emergency gangways.
The Skybus uses the same standard railway equipment used in regular metro rails of the world. The detailed comparison and the standards prevailing internationally, is listed at Skybus Pre-certified

Affordability and safety are the issues- Maglev is actually not cost-effective-Skybus system costs less than 5% of Maglev, but in a city, with stops every 1km the Maglev is useless!

So few countries till now hung trains, because they tried to redesign the traction system and landed with very low speed systems and having poor disaster management schemes. But Skybus solved these peoblems, by adopting well proven railway high speed bogie, and by hanging, made it derailment -proof and fexible to follow roads!

Finally Maglev is a mode of traction- if you want you can adopt the same for Skybus more economically!

But 3 phase asynchronous motors are good enough and serve the purpose.

The system uses tracks requring litle maintenance and highly embedded with microprocessors monitoring vibration signatures to direct maintence effort where actually needed
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I am aggrieved that Japan with soft loan support some times can be doing un-intended damage to my country in particular and to technology in general.

The loan assistance to India in particular for urban transport sector, helping the financially unviable metro rail is doing double damage: the administrators of my country are using this soft option to deny implementation of my innovation Skybus Standard gauge metro rail, which is financially viable and will not need the government assistance at all nor any dislocation of built up habitat in a city. ( For more details please visit ( http://skybus.metro.googlepages.com www.atrilab.com www.youtube.com/atrilab )

I have donated all my patent rights to Government of India too!

Urban transport can be redefined and cause paradigm shift by converting the unremunerative urban transport project into remunerative one using this technology of mine. ODA is unintentionally hurting this implementation. The same funds could as well be given to the more urgent sanitation and water supply projects in about 200 cities- this will help our social upliftment and health care costs will reduce if we make our cities more hygienic.

So the sector where ODA can have much superior impact on peoples lives is being denied funds whenever you give funds for urban transport- where today we have the viable solution.

Secondly ODA is ending up doing the greatest disservice by propping up the financial black holes, as well as relatively unsafe metro rail as compared to the new Skybus standard gauge metro rail I constructed and demonstrated already. Unwittingly ODA is falling prey to the lobby adopting corrupt practices within the country which is suppressing our technology innovation which benefits humanity, using ODA money to back up!!

Like World Bank, ODA also should refuse any more assistance to urban transport - if you want to really help then use your influence to promote actively one project of Skybus- I promise you 15% return on the investment!!!! After that you do not have to support any more urban transport projects-- those funds can be used much better to provide urgently needed sanitation and drinking water projects in our cities!
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