Mumbai and Pune are the two major and biggest cities of Maharashtra. Both Mumbai and Pune are great cities and offer the best standard of living. Mumbai is very well known in the world as Bollywood. And Pune is called as Oxford of the East. Recently, the news has been flashed that now these two beautiful cities will be connected with the Hyperloop train.
The world’s fastest transport technology is going to run between Mumbai and Pune. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for Hyperloop on Sunday evening i.e. on 18th February 2018. Since its running, the distance of 150 km between Mumbai and Pune will be greatly reduced. Now, it takes about 3 hours to go from Mumbai to Pune, which will be reduced to 20 minutes after Hyperloop.
What Exactly Is Hyperloop?
Hyperloop is a supersonic train that would run inside a tube at speeds that would almost overcome the sound barrier. It can run up to 1,223 kilometers per hour.
The mastermind behind this incredible technology is Alan Musk who is also Tesla’s founder. Through Hyperloop, a tube will be placed on the pillars between Mumbai and Pune. Inside which the Hyperloop train will run. These trains run in the air inside the tube with magnetic power. Also, solar power and wind power will be used for this.
1,000 kilometer per hour Speed:
On the first day of the conference by Maharashtra government, Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson said, “We have signed a Hyperloop with Maharashtra.” It will start with the track for the test. Through this, 15 million passengers will be able to travel.
‘Hyperloop is also being linked to Mumbai to Pune and Navi Mumbai International Airport. Its speed will be 1000 kilometers per hour. It will be built along with the busiest expressways of the country, Mumbai-Pune Highway. It will also be used for passengers, as well as cargo operations.
What Is The Technology & How Does It Run?
Hyperloop is the supersonic train project that moves inside a tube. Passive magnetic levitation system has been used in this technology. It is a technology developed by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the United States in the 1990s, whose license has now been acquired exclusively by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies to achieve a more efficient and safer system than the ‘maglev’ train version (levitation magnetic) that takes place in Japan.
The use of a passive levitation system will eliminate the need for power plants along the Hyperloop lines, which makes this system more suitable for the application and will keep construction costs low.
In conventional maglev, trains require many power stations that feed copper coils in the line to convert them into magnets. The technology of Hyperloop establishes a passive magnet in each vain and an aluminum post that contains wire loops. This configuration acts more like a pair of regular magnets, rather than an electromagnet that requires a constant supply of electricity to operate.
The Contract Was Signed Last Year In 2017:
The contract for this project was signed between the Virgin Group and the Maharashtra government in the last year itself. In May 2017, Virgin Group signed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Maharashtra. Under this, the Virgin test will build Hyperloop between Mumbai and Pune.
Certainly, this project will get the best response from the inhabitants of Mumbai and Pune. They will be able to reach in just 20-25 minutes of time. Moreover, the fare of Hyperloop will be much lower than the airfares.
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