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Fadnavis visits hyperloop test site in Nevada

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Published : Jun 17, 2018, 2:38 am IST
Updated : Jun 17, 2018, 2:38 am IST

The government is exploring this transportation technology (hyperloop) for the Mumbai-Pune route with an aim to reduce the travel time.

Devendra Fadnavis
 Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai: The travel time between Mumbai and Pune, which is around four hours, will be reduced to just 25 minutes if a high-tech transportation system being explored by the government is implemented. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, visited the Virgin Hyperloop One test site in Nevada and met the company’s CEO and board member, Rob Lloyd, a statement from the CMO said.

The government is exploring this transportation technology (hyperloop) for the Mumbai-Pune route with an aim to reduce the travel time. Virgin Hyperloop One plans to send engineers to Pune shortly to conduct a study, statement said.

The Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) has identified a 15-km-long demonstration track for hyperloop. It is noteworthy that 70 per cent of materials and components required for hyperloop can be sourced within Maharashtra itself, the statement added.

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