The Maharashtra state cabinet has approved a
proposal to declare the Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop a public infrastructure project to
streamline the permissions required.
It also approved the consortium of DP World FZE
and Hyperloop Technologies Inc as project proponents. It will be executed Pune
Metropolitan Regional Development Authority.
The hyperloop is an ultra-high-speed ground
transport system. It will comprise 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 hyperloop is still untested.
When commissioned, the hyperloop will cover
117.5km distance from Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in suburban Mumbai to Wakad in
Pune in 23 minutes.