The skybus metro consists of light coaches suspended from sky bogies on the skyway. The skyway is supported by a series of piers placed along the dividers on the road. The skybus is suspended on the wheels and travels on overhead twin railway tracks enclosed in a concrete box. It can be boarded on a sky station every 500 meters and can be accessed by prepaid cards.
The skybus metro allows flexibility and needs very little road space. It does not hamper existing road traffic and forms a grid for the city, providing point-to-point service, elimination additional expenditure on inter-modal transportation. A two-coach skybus of length 20 meters can handle 20,000 to 80,000 passengers an hour, said Mr. M. Rajaram, managing Director of Konkan Railway Corporation Limited.
A city can have four routes of 15 km each and four routes of 10 km, cutting across, forming a grid covering bout 150 sq. km., which can provide the capacity to move 60 lakh to 70 lakh commuters a day. Sky has been been introduce in any city in India though a 1.6 km test track was constructed at Madgaon, Goa, sometime ago to demonstrate its technical feasibility.