An ambitious new plan envisions a 2,000-kilometer underwater rail network for connecting India’s biggest city, Mumbai with Fujairah, among the seven emirates that define the United Arab Emirates.
The new transport system shall carry not merely people, but deliver various goods, including oil, in accordance with Abdulla Alshehhi, a managing chief and director consultant at Abu Dhabi-based National Advisor Bureau, that is behind the project.
“It is a concept. We intend to connect Indian city of Mumbai with Fujairah through ultra-speed floating trains. The project aims to improve bilateral trade,” Alshehhi said as quoted by Khaleej Times.
He also said that other partners of the Gulf Cooperation Council could enhance their export and import activities because of the brand new tunnel.
“We will do feasibility study of the project. It is a concept but an awesome project to check out,” he added.
National Advisor Bureau is really a consultancy corporation situated in Masdar, Abu Dhabi. The ongoing company works as a breeding ground for start-ups.
The top manager said the innovative route will boost oil exports to India alongside imports of excess water from Narmada River, north of Mumbai. Fresh water shortages are among the key problems the Gulf nation must solve.
Another ambitious enterprise Alshehhi and his company will work on may be the UAE Iceberg Project, targeted at solving the water shortage issue. The program would be to tow icebergs from Antarctica to the UAE use and coast them for fresh water.
“We will concentrate on water harvesting from the iceberg. Up to 30 % of ice mass will be lost through the transit,” he said, adding that the business is finalizing the technical aspects.
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