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The days are not long, when people can travel from Delhi to Mumbai, in 70 minutes or to, any Indian state, in just 60 minutes. Yes, this is possible with Hyperloop technology concept. This technology is considered as an alternative to high-speed train.
In this technology people are transited in pods, through reduced pressure steel tubes.
Hyper loop, will take only minutes, to transport you from one Indian city to another, faster than any existing airline. If you think this travel mode is expensive to take, then you are wrong. This will be cheaper than any transport mode, exist.
HIGHLIGHTS of hyperloop
- Hyperloop travel mode is an alternative to high-speed train
- It will transit freight or passengers in pods through reduced-pressure steel tubes
The company is under the process of raising funds. The planned meetings with government bodies in India is on and talks on framing regulatory norms for this new technology is under process. The new concept, is backed by DP World, Sherpa Capital and GE Ventures among others, who boasts it as the only one to have a fully operational prototype and a full-blown test run is due by March in Nevada, US.
Similar to the first commercial project, that will connect Abu Dhabi and Dubai. the company is looking at the feasibility in India. With $160 million backup, the first CP is scheduled to be completed by 2020.
Coming to India, the project is looking at five corridors where the system can be built, which are
- Mumbai-Chennai and
- a port connector project.
THE SPEED OF HYPERLOOP
A pod can travel at a speed of around 1,080 kmph inside the tube on a cushion of air. It will have 24 luxury or 50 business class or 80-90 economy class seats. Pods travelling at an interval of 10 seconds can propel 20,000 passengers in each direction per hour. Each pod can transport nearly 70 tonnes of cargo.