UAE is indeed a land of developments and has always been up to set up a benchmark for others. From hyperloop and driverless flying cars, they have always taken the step ahead. Further to this, in the recent UAE-India Conclave, happened in Abu Dhabi, a UAE-based Company named, National Advisor Bureau Limited has conceptualized a ‘floating underwater network’ that will run between Mumbai and Fujairah in the UAE.
The undersea rail network would be 2,000 km and it will be transporting not only passengers, but also oil and other goods.
National Advisor Bureau Limited managing director and chief consultant Abdulla Alshehhi said, "This is a concept. We plan to connect Indian city of Mumbai with Fujairah through ultra-speed floating trains. The project aims to boost bilateral trade. There will be an 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.”
To actually execute this amazing thought, there are many aspects that need to be taken into consideration. Meanwhile, a feasibility study report will soon be underway to test its worth.
As per reports, the details of the launch are yet to be disclosed and as a part of the project, India will provide UAE with freshwater and oil through pipelines.
UAE is not the only one working on an underwater rail network. Globally, there are many similar projects in the pipeline. Mumbai-Ahmedabad is expected to be connected soon by the undersea high-speed rail by 2022 along with China who plans to connect to Russia, Canada, and the USA.