Travel Through PACT
PACT can accommodate a number of vehicles and help in their transportation from one place to another at much higher speed than on roads.
Following are the vehicles that can use PACT which are categorised into permanent and temporary vehicles-
(A) Permanent Vehicles
These are the vehicles that are permanently attached to the carts. These vehicles are not meant to use the pact terminal but they can only use pact stop. They do not require any kind of locks.
(i) PACT Bus
These are special buses which ferry people from one pact stop to another.
PACT Buses charge a fare from the commuters using it to travel from one PACT Stop to another.
People use them as shared vehicles and are much quicker than intercity buses. Like the intercity buses these buses will too have a route on which they will ply and won't stop at every PACT Stop. People will need to board the bus on which has their destined PACT Stop on its route. It acts like Mass Rapid Transit systems in PACT.
(ii) PACT Cab
These are like taxis which can be used by people personally.
They charge a much higher fare than the PACT Bus and are especially meant for those who enjoy privacy. These will act like Personal Rapid Transit systems in PACT just as podcars at Heathrow Airport, London. A group of people can board it at any PACT Stop and travel to their destined PACT Stop without wasting time in waiting or without stoping unnecessarily.
(B) Temporary Vehicles
These are the vehicles which enter through the pact terminal and get temporarily attached to the carts with the help of locks. They have to pay a fare while boarding the pact terminal. They are required to choose their destination and then get on the respective carts. The people in these vehicles can relax while the carts take them to their destination along the carriageway.
(i) Private Buses
Normal buses which run on roads can use Pact if they want to travel faster. The fare for using the pact is to be paid by the driver instead of the people which are travelling in the bus. These kind of buses can use both Pact Stop as well as Pact Terminal. It’s up to the buses if they want to use the Pact Stops or just use the Pact Terminal. These buses can pick up and drop the passengers either on the Pact Stop or the normal bus stop.
(ii) Emergency Vehicles
There are some vehicles which cannot afford the loss of time caused by traffic jams .These vehicles include police cars, ambulance, fire trucks, disaster management vehicles etc. Such emergency vehicles need to reach their destination as soon as possible. PACT can enable their fast locomotion without any delays such as those caused by traffic jams on roads. This is same as in the case of private buses. But such vehicles need not use the Pact Stop.
(iii) VIP Cars
Locomotion of some important people usually leads to traffic congestion for hundreds of people. This causes delays for a lot of people but also the security of such people cannot be compromised. PACT ensures smooth transportation of such VIP vehicles by providing them with separate passage and thus ensures minimal traffic jams on roads. This way the safety of the VIPs is also not compromised.