New Delhi (Sputnik) — Banking on the Indian government's ambition to decongest the country's road and rail transport, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has come up with a pre-feasibility study, which aims to provide high-speed transportation in a 700-800 kilometer stretch along India's southern city of Andhra Pradesh.
The proposed system will connect the towns of Anantapur-Amaravathi-Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam as part of an integrated public transit system. HTT has also proposed setting up a manufacturing complex where it plans to build the tube, capsule and track and carry out 3D printing of some locomotive parts.
US-based #Hyperloop #Transportation #Technologies (HTT) today presented a pre-feasibility route study to Andhra #Pradesh officials proposing a Hyperloop transport system with a length of 700-800 km.#bbeu2018 #freight #cargo pic.twitter.com/JlCIDDGxnf— Heavylift News (@HeavyLift_News) May 8, 2018
"We appreciate the pre-feasibility presentation made by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies and look forward to the feasibility study," J Krishna Kishore, the CEO of the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board, added.
On February this year, Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop One had signed a framework agreement with the Maharashtra government to connect Mumbai and Pune. This deal aims for a commercial hyperloop line operational by 2025. The company hopes to complete the feasibility study by September this year.
For the last five years, the revolutionary transportation system has constantly been discussed, but with little action. However, last month, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced that it had begun constructing a test loop in France.