India’s first Hyperloop transportation facility is likely to be introduced in Andhra Pradesh, connecting Vijayawada with upcoming state capital Amaravati.
The state government is currently studying the feasibility of the project and if introduced, the 40 km distance between the two cities can be covered in just six minutes. The Maharashtra Government has also signed an MOU with Hyperloop for speedy transportation.
If the Hyperloop line is completed, people can travel from Bengaluru to Chennai in 20 minutes. The 1,102 km Mumbai to Chennai via Bengaluru line will cover the distance in 50 minutes.
US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced the arrival of the first set of tubes designed to move both people and freight to their research and development centre in Toulouse, France as it begins the building the first of two test tracks at its facility in Toulouse, France.
Hyperloop, an idea from Tesla CEO and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk, envisions a transportation system which proposes to propel a pod-like vehicle through a near-vacuum tube at nearly 1,100 km per hour and above.
The first phase includes a closed 320-meter system that will be operational this year.