Yes. You read it right, the travel time between Mumbai and Pune may be cut down to just 25 minutes!
As of now, Mumbai-Pune journey time is about 3 hours by train but Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has put forward a new proposal in front transport ministry. According to this new proposal, travel time between Mumbai and Pune can be reduced to 25 minutes!
Hyperloop runs faster than an aircraft carrier at a speed of 1,120 km/h.
A Los Angeles-based company, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, has designed a new technology to move people. Hyperloop is a concept where a pod-like vehicle travels through a near-vacuum medium that’s contained within a tube.
The firm has asked the transport ministry for land to go ahead with the project of its high-speed transportation service.
Elon Musk-backed Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) co-founder Bibop G Gresta confirmed that the company is ready to build hyperloop between Mumbai and Pune, but the decision is left with Union Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari.
Among the prominent countries and cities where the hyperloop will be built are Canada, Mexico, California, Utah, Illinois, Florida, Indianapolis, Chile, Spain, France, Slovakia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Botswana, South Africa, Russia, China, Malaysia, India, Indonesia and Australia.
Gresta the co-founder, said the company has received an investment of over $100 to build hyperloop in these countries and cities around the globe. He also confirmed that the first hyperloop is expected to be launched in Abu Dhabi.