(KhaleejTimes)— India is one step closer to 1,200kmh Hyperloop travel as the Pune-Mumbai hyperloop project continues its progress.
The Maharashtra Chief Minister and representatives from the State Government paid a visit to the hyperloop test site in the Nevada Desert and even saw a live test of the futuristic transport system.
The hyperloop route will link central Pune, Navi Mumbai International Airport and Mumbai in just 25 minutes, connecting 26 million people and creating a thriving, competitive megaregion in the process.
The high-capacity passenger and cargo hyperloop route will eventually support 150 million passenger trips annually, saving more than 90 million hours of travel time and providing citizens with greater opportunities and social and economic mobility.
“I am incredibly excited to see this Pune-Mumbai hyperloop project go from a vision to reality as it starts detailed planning. The opportunity is enormous – to connect 26 million people with access to affordable infrastructure that will unlock significant economic and social value,” commented Richard Branson.