Hyperloop may be regarded as a terrestrial transportation system that is based on pod device. It has the capacity to carry passengers and freight at the speed of an airline through a vacuum tube. It was first developed by the technology billionaire Elon Musk. Hyperloops are also being created in India by a Bangalore-based startup Virgin Hyperloop One.
- It works in collaboration with the Karnataka government and is currently studying the feasibility of such a transportation system and also the economic impact in this region. It is originally a California based company but has sought to expand its business to India. In future, it seeks to connect the high growth cities of Hubballi-Dharwad, Hosur and Tumakuru to Bangalore.
- Hyperloop reaches speeds of more than 500 miles per hour. The bullet train will reach 150 miles per hour. Added advantage is that it cuts down the cost as there is no cost of making rail roads.
Hyperloop is just a sort of maglev train. But because it doesn’t have to deal with as much air resistance, top speeds are much higher. Hyperloop would be cheaper for several reasons, including the fact that governments wouldn’t need to purchase land to make it happen.