Construction on the much talked about Hyperloop system, originally conceived by American entrepreneur and engineer Elon Musk, is all set to start by December between India’s financial capital and Maharashtra state capital Mumbai and the nearby cultural capital at Pune.
According to a report by Mint, Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop One, based out of North Las Vegas, Nevada is all set to build a 15-km test track in Pune.
An operational test track for the project has been built in Nevada for the futuristic transportation system that consists of pods zooming magnetically inside an evacuated tube. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had visited the test site in June after signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Virgin in February.
The test track will be built in Wakad in Pimpri-Chinchwad, north of Pune at a cost of Rs 3,000 crore that Virgin will pay.
Apart from the Mumbai-Pune corridor, another proposed corridor for the Hyperloop is between the cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
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