Explained:About Hyperloop technology

News:The proposed Pune-Mumbai Hyperloop project,an ultra-modern transport system may be scrapped by the Maharashtra government.

Facts:

About Hyperloop:

  • Hyperloop is a proposed mode of transportation that moves freight and people quickly, safely, on-demand and direct from origin to destination. 
  • The concept was first proposed by Elon Musk,CEO of the aerospace firm SpaceX.

How does Hyperloop works?

  • Hyperloop technology comprises of a network of tubes through which a pod may travel free of air resistance or friction conveying people or objects from one point to another.
  • The system is fully autonomous and sealed, so no driver-related error is anticipated.In a sealed environment with almost no air resistance,the pods are expected to reach very high speeds of around 700 mph or 1,125 km/h.

About Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop Project:

  • In 2018,Maharashtra Government had approved the Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop project.
  • The responsibility of the project was given to the Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority (PMRDA) which announced that the project will be implemented in two phases.
  • However,the current government has said that Hyperloop project will be implemented after it has been successfully implemented elsewhere in the world.
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