If Richard Branson has his way in India, hyperloop travel could turn out to be cheaper than a flight ticket. Virgin Hyperloop One, the futuristic transportation company backed by the British tycoon, wants to build a network of high-speed pods that can carry people and cargo across India.
US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) today presented a pre-feasibility route study to Andhra Pradesh officials proposing a Hyperloop transport system with a length of 700-800 km from Anantapur in the south to the port town of Visakhapatnam in the north of the state while connecting the new capital Amaravati in the center.
India’s first hyperloop is likely to come up between Amaravati and Vijayawada and will begin soon, if all goes well.
The Virgin Group on Sunday signed an “intent agreement” with Maharashtra to build a hyperloop transportation system between Mumbai and Pune, which aims to reduce the travel time between the two mega cities to 20 minutes from the three hours at present.
From HS2 and Cross rail in the UK, to a new bullet train in India and fresh hopes for Hyperloop in the US, 2018 is set to be another intriguing year in the rail industry.
Los Angeles-based Hyperloop One, a startup backed by Virgin Atlantic’s Richard Branson to create ultra-high-velocity transportation solution on Thursday has signed a MoU with Karnataka government to conduct a feasibility study in Bangalore.
India’s Public Transport To Get Futuristic Edge As Niti Aayog Clears Trials For Hyperloop, Pod Taxis
Commuters are in for a treat as NITI Aayog consented to as many as six proposals to introduce rapid mass transportation technologies to solve public transport woes in the country.
Mass rapid transportation technologies such as hyperloop, metrino and pod taxis could soon be a reality in India after Niti Aayog cleared half-a-dozen proposals of the transport ministry exploring options to improve public transport.
Hyperloop One Reinvents Transportation: Watch How You Will Soon Be Able To Zip Between Indian Cities At 1200 kms Per Hour
Hyperloop One on Wednesday announced the completion of the first full-scale test of its Hyperloop technology in a vacuum environment conducted on May 12th.
Six months after the first proposal of building a modern transportation system in India gained ground, Hyperloop India has taken its first step.