Virgin Hyperloop to do feasibility study

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  • September 30, 2020
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Virgin Hyperloop to do feasibility study

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Achievements of Indians in Sci & Technology

In news

  • India’s IT hub, Bengaluru may soon get its own hyperloop network as a future mode of mobility. 
  • Recently, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Virgin Hyperloop and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) to conduct a feasibility study for a proposed Hyperloop corridor from Bengaluru Airport.

Key takeaways

  • The pre-feasibility study, which focuses on technical, economic and route feasibility, is expected to be completed in 2 phases of six months each.
  •  With speeds of up to 1,080 kmph, hyperloop could transport thousands of passengers per hour from Bengaluru Airport to the city center in under 10 minutes, according to the preliminary analysis.
  • This will help the people of Bengaluru to save a lot of the time that goes to travel in one of India’s most congested cities.
  • Passengers travelling to the Bengaluru airport could streamline their multimodal trip with seamless check in and security – for both their hyperloop as well as air travel at centrally-located hyperloop portals which will help in reducing the overall travel time.
  • In addition to the road network, the airport will also be connected with the sub-urban railway soon and will have Metro connectivity in four years.

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