A UAE-based company called National Advisor Bureau Limited has conceptualised a ‘floating underwater network’ that will run between Mumbai and Fujairah in the UAE.
The 2,000 km undersea rail network will not only transport passengers, it will also look at moving oil and other goods via the network, Managing Director Abdullah Alshehhi said at an India-UAE conclave held in Abu Dhabi on 29 November, reported Khaleej Times.
Alshehhi is also the chief consultant and founder of National Advisor Bureau Limited, which is a “breeding ground for start-ups”, according to Khaleej Times.
According to Alshehhi, the oil will be exported through a pipeline, while the exchange of goods would happen in the form of freshwater flowing from India to UAE.
Speaking at the conference, Alshehhi reportedly said:
“This is a concept. We plan to connect the Indian city of Mumbai with Fujairah through ultra-speed floating trains. The project aims to boost bilateral trade. There will be export of oil to India from Fujairah port and import of excess water from Narmada River, north of Mumbai. In addition, other GCC partners can also improve export and import.”
Alshehhi however said that though the concept could develop into a “cool project”, a feasibility study of the project was yet to be done.
Source: The Quint