Richard Branson’s Virgin to build a hyperloop transportation system between Mumbai and Pune. This will bring travel time to just 25 minutes. The current travel time is around three hours.
Virgin Hyperloop of Richard Branson has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra government.
The Pune-Mumbai route is an ideal first corridor as part of a national hyperloop network. This will dramatically reduce travel times between most of India’s major cities to under two hours.
It will take at least about six years to kick-start commercial operations. It’s being claimed that the cost of building a hyperloop is much less than building a high-speed railway line for the same distance.
Hyperloop is the next-generation train system. It uses a magnetic levitation and a low-pressure transit tube. The high-speed train network has been visualised as an alternative to short distance air travel and the existing train network.
One can expect speeds reaching over 700 mph, which is around 1126 kilometres per hour. Currently the fastest train in India would be Talgo at 180 km per hour, though this is still under test run.