Govt to study feasibility of hyperloop project

Sakal Times
Monday, 19 February 2018

Pune: Following the signing of an intent agreement between Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) and Maharashtra government, officials of the State government will now be focussing on studying the feasibility of the project. 

The intent agreement was signed on Sunday by the Chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) Richard Branson, who said the Mumbai-Pune route of hyperloop project would cut travel time considerably and reduce accidents. The hyperloop technology uses magnetic levitation to touch a speed of 1,000 km per hour. 

Pune: Following the signing of an intent agreement between Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) and Maharashtra government, officials of the State government will now be focussing on studying the feasibility of the project. 

The intent agreement was signed on Sunday by the Chairman of Virgin Hyperloop One (VHO) Richard Branson, who said the Mumbai-Pune route of hyperloop project would cut travel time considerably and reduce accidents. The hyperloop technology uses magnetic levitation to touch a speed of 1,000 km per hour. 

A pre-feasibility study of the Mumbai-Pune route was recently conducted by officials of Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) and VHO, based on which Pune-Dadar, Pune-Sewri and Pune-Navi Mumbai routes were chosen as options for developing the hyperloop. 

PMRDA Chief Kiran Gitte said the project will be developed on a private-public partnership model. The proposed project will begin in a few months after an in-depth feasibility study, which will analyse and define the route alignment, including environmental impact, economic and commercial viability, the regulatory framework, and cost and funding model suggestions.

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