Proposed Hyperloop Project in Andhra Pradesh


The maiden hyperloop transportation system in entire India is going to be constructed in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This project had been replaced with the past proposed Metro Rail project. Since Metro Rail project has been scrapped, Government of Andhra Pradesh decided to take steps in order to make sure that visionary transportation system is not hindered at any cost. According to the proposed project, this hyperloop transportation is going to be constructed between Andhra Pradesh’s new capital- Amaravati and Vijayawada cities.

Hyperloop is considered to be the 4th mode of transport in the world, which travels at a supersonic speed. The brains behind this technology is Space-X’s, CEO Elon Musk, who had recently conducted a worldwide competition on Hyperloop technology. According to the proposed project, a pod will be covering the distance of 35 kms between Vijayawada and Amaravati in just 5 minutes.

Government of Andhra Pradesh made an agreement with a US based firm, named Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) for the development of this project. This project will be constructed in Public-Private partnership mode (PPP), with major cost will be borne by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) itself. An Memorandum of Understanding had been signed between HTT and Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (AP-EDC) with regard to this project. Under this MoU, HTT is going to conduct a survey next month to asses the feasibility of constructing this project and will choose the best route between Amravati and Vijayawada. This new project can be a revolutionary one if it comes into use.

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