Hyperloop will reduce travel between Delhi and Mumbai to just one hour!
Travelling time from Delhi to Mumbai is likely to become lesser by an hour to 70 minutes if the government approves Hyperloop One.
Hyperloop technology by Hyperloop One, which can cut down travel time from Delhi to Mumbai to just an hour, could be taken up by the central government soon, Business Today reported on Friday.
According to the report, Hyperloop is a high-speed travel solution technology based on propelling a vehicle through a near-vacuum tube at a speed faster than an airplane.
Through this technology, travel time between Mumbai and Chennai could come to just an hour, while Bengaluru to Chennai could just take 20 minutes, down from one hour, it said.
Alan James, Hyperloop's vice president for world wide business development, said the speed could be as high as 1,080 km per hour.
"Hyperloop offers aviation-like speed, train-like capacity and metro-like convenience," the report said quoting Hyperloop's vice president for worldwide business development Alan James, as saying to The Financial Express.
Five routes from India qualified to the final stage of a global competition conducted by the company.
The Financial Express further quoting James said that the company will first evalute the business cases of these entries and then discuss further national projects with the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.
The company is set to hold the final leg of its competition on February 27 and 28, in New Delhi.