Delhi Metro To Start Cargo Services On Airport Express Line

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has decided to start cargo services on the Airport Express line on an experimental basis. From March 1 onwards, cargo services for the transportation of non-perishable/e-commerce items will be facilitated through the Airport Express line. The Airport Express is India's only dedicated high speed Metro connection between the city and the airport.

This Flying Pyramid Super Yacht Looks Like an Alien Attack Ship


Levitating a hoverboard, mesmerizing plant or wireless speaker is one thing—but an entire super yacht...not to mention one that's shaped like a giant pyramid?! That's London-based architect and designer Jonathan Schwinge's idea: a simple, spacious luxury sea vehicle that rises above the water at high speeds. The form of the yacht is reduced to the absolute geometry of a Tetrahedron. A three-based pyramid consisting of 4 faces and 6 leading edges provides fundamental stability and enclosure. Its form produces a pure, precise, logical and mathematical 'roof' from which to connect to the hull assembly. Generally, simple forms are not used in ship and motor yacht construction due to restrictions in ocean-going hull design. The Tetrahedron will have the appearance at high-speed of levitating over the water: a boat that can fly. This is produced by a HYSWAS (Hydrofoil Small Waterplane Area Ship) hull, that is comprised of a single vertical strut onto a single submerged torpedo hull. The vessel will lift out of the water at speed on side-mounted adjustable hydrofoils. Long distance, smooth travel through rough water at high speeds will eliminate heeling and slamming in rough waters and would banish seasickness forever.


It's based off a HYSWAS (Hydrofoil Small Waterplane Area Ship) system similar to what's been developed by the naval architects at U.S.-based Maritime Applied Physics Corporation. In other words, it just might fly—or float, or whatever. This mega-vessel would have interesting implications for longer voyages, given the lesser drag it would produce against choppy waves. But for it to work, they'd need to perfect the propulsion and computer-assisted stabilization. After all, the only heaving, pitching and rolling that should be happening on this Luxor-like liner should be between any number of ultra-privileged consenting adults aboard it. The hull has two working waterlines for its operation. At low speed the Tetrahedron sits gently onto three underbelly hulls. At high-speed the hydrofoils rotate on the lower submerged hull, causing the effect of mysteriously raising the triangle out of the water. The concept design of this HYSWAS craft is based upon an existing hull design which was developed by several companies, notably the Maritime Applied Physics Corporation in America, and was proven by their technology demonstrator 'The Quest' in 1995.