What is Hyperloop, system that will take you from Mumbai to Pune in just 25 min?

Dec 22, 2018, 04:09 PM IST

Hyperloop is a high-speed travelling tube, where a pod-like vehicle travels through a tube at a speed which is more than the speed of an aeroplane. Hyperloop is said to be a futuristic mode of mass transit system wherein a tube-like pod is expected to allow one travel between Mumbai and Pune in 25 minutes.


25 minutes: Time taken by it between Mumbai and Pune


5,000 commuter/hour: Approximate carrying capacity


1.50 lakh vehicles: Current traffic between Mumbai and Pune


6 Months: DNA reports that blueprint of Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop to be ready in six months.


Test run: Hyperloop will start only after the project construction is awarded to any one particular company, said Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA).


Virgin Hyperloop One: The PMRDA is working with Virgin, which has prepared a pre-feasibility report for hyperloop connectivity between Mumbai and Pune. 


Hyperloop Route: DNA said route is proposed to start from Pune via Expressway, and will come all the way till BKC via proposed Navi Mumbai Airport near Panvel where government plans it to connect with Colaba-Seepz Metro-3 underground corridor and the DN Nagar- Mankhurd Metro-2B corridor, and also the bullet train terminal, if possible. 


'Swiss Challenge': This is the method that will be used in the project bidding process that will throw up the winner