Virgin Hyperloop One is eyeing the chance of creating networks of high-speed tube transportation in India. the company, that recently rebranded to include “Virgin” in its name after Richard Branson’s investment, has started conducting studies with 3 Indian states to determine potential routes. Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra are looking to provide hyperloops as a part of their public transportation system in the future to provide people the way to travel from their homes to India’s economic centers during a few minutes instead of a few hours.
Nick Earle, Hyperloop One’s SVP of world Field Operations, said:
The company says hyperloop can reduce travel time from Mumbai to Pune 14 min instead of the 2-to-3 hour’s people are used to. It could enable travel from Amaravati to Visakhapatnam or Bengaluru in 27 and 45 min, respectively. for a long time, hyperloop networks can boost people’s quality of life and India’s economy.
People from remote locations will not need to move to big cities any longer since they will be able to commute to work each day without a train, bus or car rides taking over huge chunks of their time. they could hop on a pod and go from one city to the next for work, business or leisure. Hyperloop networks could also build airports more accessible and build India a more attractive place to visit since tourists will have a quick way to get from one location to the next.
Of course, there is forever a possibility that nothing can come of the project. We’ll doubtless have to wait many, many years to see if these studies come to fruition, particularly since the technology itself is still in its very early stages. If Virgin Hyperloop will build a transport system in India, it may vie with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies’ system. Hyperloop One’s rival company is also eyeing the country as one of its 1st locations and had struck a deal with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board back in Sep to investigate potential routes.