'Hyperloop One' Project construction work might begin in 2020

The transport project will be implemented in two phases. The first phase will be completed within four years and the second phase in another four years. The Maharashtra government has already accorded infrastructure status to the hyperloop project

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The construction of the ₹60,500-crore Mumbai-Pune hyperloop project is likely to begin in 2020. The ultramodern, superfast transport project by Virgin Hyperloop One aims to reduce the travel time between the two cities from four hours to about 25 minutes.

“We have been working here for the last two years and enjoyed quite a lot of success working with the government. The construction work is likely to start next year,” said Naushad Oomer, director (operations), India, Virgin Hyperloop One.

The transport project will be implemented in two phases. The first phase will be completed within four years and the second phase in another four years. The Maharashtra government has already accorded infrastructure status to the hyperloop project.

According to Mr. Oomer, the project will be underground in Mumbai and will get elevated as soon as it heads out of the city.

What is the Hyperloop Project? 

Hyperloop is an ultra-high-speed transport system that uses magnetic levitation in low-pressure tubes to transport people and goods at aeroplane-like speeds.

According to the proposed project, the transport service will run from Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai to Wakad, Pune, covering a distance of 117.5 km. The hyperloop is expected to run at a top speed of 496 km per hour.

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