14 September 2016, India :
If things go according to Mr Gadkari’s way, Soon you can travel from nagpur to Mumbai (851km) in 35mins! Yes, you read it right!
Union minister of roads, highways, ports and shipping, Nitin Gadkari, said on Tuesday that he had already held a meeting with Musk and senior officials from Tesla in the US and in New Delhi, and suggested that they explore opportunities in India for the deployment of the Hyperloop, an above-ground tube with very low air pressure inside, which allows bus-sized capsules to travel within it at near supersonic speeds.
Speaking about his recent visit to the American west coast, which is the global hub of hi-tech innovations, Gadkari said he spent quality time with the officials of Tesla, which is also founded by Musk, who is known for his futuristic ideas.
“I just offered them … they want some road for experimental purpose. I offered them the westerly bypass of Pune connected to the Express Highway. The idea is they can take an experiment between Mumbai and Pune as a pilot project,” he said, without naming SpaceX ET reported.
With Hyperloop, Musk has a vision to change the way people travel between cities. One of biggest hurdles for his superfast train, which uses air for propulsion and runs along magnetic tracks, has been convincing local governments and dealing with politicians to acquire land rights.
P.S- Hyperloop runs faster than most of the aircrafts, at a speed of 1,120 kmph