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Travel by Land faster than by Air via hyperloop

Posted : 20 January 2017 01:14:23 | By TWO Bureau | New Delhi

Travel by Land faster than by Air via hyperloop

Hyperloop is a proposed very high speed transport system pioneered by US entrepreneur and inventor Elon Musk. Elon Musk is a South Africa-born American investor and inventor. 


Elon Musks’ idea of traveling in a pod-like vehicle at speeds up to 1,200 kmph through a near-vacuum tube might just come to India. The futuristic mode of transportation is inspired by the pneumatic tube transport system that was used in the late 19th and early 20th centuries for the transportation of small objects and packages over short distances.


If the plan takes off, people will be able to zoom to Bengaluru-Chennai in 30 minutes . Mumbai will be a little more than an hour away.


Recently, the company tweeted the routes it is interested in. These include Chennai-Bengaluru, Chennai-Mumbai, Pune-Mumbai, Bengaluru-Thiruvananthapuram and Mumbai-Delhi.

Hyperloop has approached Union Ministry of Road Transport with a letter of intent. Sources said the routes being considered were meant to run bullet trains, and Japanese and Chinese teams have started studying the Chennai-Bengaluru route to find out if they can lay tracks to run high-speed trains.


On its website, Hyperloop says it can move people for the price of bus tickets and that they are going to charge for the time taken and not the transport. The team which is behind the project says it is planning to install prefabricated tubes atop pillars, a move aimed to cut down cost and time of construction. Solar panels on top of the tubes and windmills on the pillars to tap energy will further reduce operational cost. The pod uses magnetic system to move. It needs energy only when it begins the journey and can glide for more than 200 miles once it touches top speed.



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