Sharjah Ruler reviews SkyWay transport tech at SRTI Park
Sheikh Sultan oversees launch of experimental phase of SkyWay project for hanging track system and unicars at innovation hub
HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, oversaw the launch of the experimental phase of the SkyWay project for a hanging track transport system and unicars at Sharjah Research, Technology, and Innovation Park (SRTI Park), where he also inspected a part of test operations for one of the unicars.
SRTI Park officials officials briefed the Sharjah Ruler on the technologies used for the project, with Sheikh Sultan also witnessing the launch of the experimental phase of the unicar.
Research is under way at SRTI Park to develop urban transport concepts and technology that can be tested in Sharjah before being marketed on a global scale.
SkyWayGreenTech has started construction on three SkyWay hanging test tracks that will be able to carry cargo and passengers to and from the start of SRTI Park at Sharjah Airport Road to its end near Mweileh Road.
Short track tests have been laid and the testing of unicars will begin "soon" on longer tracks, UAE state news agency, Wam, reported.
Commenting on the development, chief executive officer of SRTI Park, Hussain Al Mahmoudi, said attracting SkyWay labs to the park was part of its plan to transform the city of Sharjah into a sustainable and futuristic city in line with the directives of the Ruler of Sharjah.