India is looking for options to revolutionize its transportation infrastructure.
Bibop Gresta, chairman, and co-founder of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, Inc. (HTT), is in talks with the Indian government to build the transportation system in India. Hyperloop is the futuristic tube-based high-speed transportation system which aims to move people at a speed faster than the speed of sound.
If this system finds its way to India, distances like Delhi to Mumbai, which is about 745 miles, will be covered in less than an hour.
At present, Hyperloop One is developing a transportation system between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. In the Hyperloop One Global Challenge, the company invited teams anywhere on Earth to submit viable transport plans for their respective cities, regions, or countries. The company received 2,600 registrants from 90 countries, out of which the company selected 35 semi-finalists.
Of these 35 semi-finalists, five semi-finalists are from India. Following are their proposed routes:
- AECOM – Bengaluru to Chennai, covering 334 km in 20 minutes.
- LUX Hyperloop Network – Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram, which will cover 736 km in 41 minutes.
- Dinclix GroundWorks – Delhi to Mumbai via Jaipur and Indore, where 1,317 km will be covered in 55 minutes.
- Hyperloop India – Mumbai to Chennai via Bengaluru, covers 1,102 km in 50 minutes.
- Infi-Alpha – Bengaluru to Chennai, covering 334 km in 20 minutes.