Japan has developed the world’s first Dual Mode Vehicle (DMV). It can run smoothly on both roads and railway tracks. This railbus was kept for exhibition on Saturday. In appearance, it is like a minibus, in which simple rubber tires have been given for plying on the road. But as soon as it is brought on the railway track, the steel wheels present in it come out and convert it into a train carriage.
Speed up to 100kmph
The CEO of Asa Coast Railway Company, which operates this DMV, said that it can be used in such small towns, where there is less population and local transport companies are not profitable. In this dual mode vehicle, 21 rides can come simultaneously. On rail tracks it can accelerate to 60 km/h (37 mph), while on road it can reach speeds of around 100 km/h (62 mph).
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The company has brought them in many different colors and they run on diesel. It will be operated off the coast of Shikoku Island in southern Japan, connecting several smaller towns. From this, travelers will get to see attractive views of the sea shore. The CEO said he hopes the project will encourage people to visit Kayo, a small town in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan.