Pune: A 15-km long test track for Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop project will be constructed near Pune. The test track for the hyperloop is proposed to be constructed between Kiwale and Urse on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, sources said.
- The PMRDA (Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority), has sought assistance from the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India to prepare safety guidelines for the Hyperloop.
- When completed, hyperloop can reduce the travel time between Mumbai and Pune from about 4 hours to 25 minutes.
- The high-capacity passenger and cargo hyperloop route will eventually support 150 million passenger trips annually, saving more than 90 million hours of travel time, and providing citizens with greater opportunities and social & economic mobility.
- The hyperloop system will also have the potential for the rapid movement of palletized freight and light cargo between the Port of Mumbai and Pune, creating a robust backbone for on-demand deliveries, supply chains, and next-generation logistics.
- The 100% electric, efficient hyperloop system will ease severe expressway congestion and could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 150,000 tons annually.
- The Pune-Mumbai route could result in USD $55 billion (INR ₹350,000 crores) in socio-economic benefits (time savings, emissions and accident reduction, operational cost savings, etc.) over 30 years of operation, according to an initial pre-feasibility study completed by Virgin Hyperloop One.
- The hyperloop route will link central Pune, Navi Mumbai International Airport, and Mumbai in 25-minutes, connecting 26 million people and creating a thriving, competitive megaregion.