India Can Get World's First Operational Hyperloop, Virgin Hyperloop Announces Partnership

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Branson said, "the Pune-Mumbai route is an ideal first corridor as part of a national hyperloop network that will dramatically reduce travel times between most of India's major cities to under two hours".

Though it is still too early to tell where exactly the hyperloop stations would be located in Mumbai, the transport system's city of origin, and Pune, its destination, what one does know for sure is that the Mumbai to Pune hyperloop will pass through the Navi Mumbai International Airport. The project will begin after a six-month in-depth feasibility study ad then the company will talk about more details.

After the public-private partnership for building the track has been established a demonstration track will be built, and is expected to be complete within two-to-three years. However, Virgin cites it will be divided into two phases: the first phase will set a demonstration track to built in two to three years of signing the agreement.

If you're curious about how this works, Hyperloop One proposes to transport passengers and cargo by loading them into a fully autonomous pod, which accelerates gradually using electric propulsion in a low-pressure tube.

Once completed, the Hyperloop will make 150 million passenger trips every year, saving more than 90 million hours now lost to the commute, the company said.

The deal that could propel Maharashtra to great heights was signed by Virgin Group Founder, Richard Branson in the presence of both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during the "Magnetic Maharashtra" investment summit on Sunday. Future projects could also extend the route to link central Pune with the New Pune International Airport and Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Mumbai with Pune's industrial economic zones. We have already talked about Hyperloop in past.

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The company also claimed that its hyperloop can travel up to the average speed of 350 km per hour and this can further increase to 600-1000 km per hour with more improvement in the infrastructure.

"We have always believed that India would be a tremendous market for hyperloop".

In September 2016, US-based research company Hyperloop Transportation Technology announced a project to connect Vijayawada and Amaravati in the southeastern coastal state of Andhra Pradesh with the rapid transportation system. Teams are working to study the feasibility of the route.

This will decrease journey time by three hours for travelers.

Richard Branson revealed that he considered India to be a huge opportunity and also that there are plans to make India one of the export hubs for Hyperloop tubes. The estimated cost of this ambitious route is around Rs 20,000 crore. However, leaked documents from Hyperloop One later suggested that a shorter 170km stretch in California would still cost up to $13bn, or $121m per mile.

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