Bengaluru may soon get its own hyperloop network as a future mode of mobility
As a future mode of mobility, the city of Bengaluru which is the country's IT hub may soon get its own hyperloop network. Bangalore being one of the most congested cities, this will significantly help the people of Bengaluru to save a lot of time during everyday’s travel.
According to a report, while driving during peak hours in Bengaluru in 2019, a commuter spent an additional 243 hours in traffic.
To conduct a feasibility study for a proposed Hyperloop corridor from Bengaluru Airport, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Bangalore International Airport Limited and Virgin Hyperloop.
The pre-feasibility study, which focuses on technical, economic and route feasibility, is expected to be completed in 2 phases of six months each. According to the preliminary analysis, Hyperloop could transport thousands of passengers per hour with speeds of up to 1,080 kmph from Bengaluru Airport to the city center in under 10 minutes.
Also, Bengaluru airport is the busiest airport in South India and also the third largest in the country.
"The Government of Karnataka has implemented several measures to improve the transport infrastructure of the State. The commissioning of a feasibility study for hyperloop connectivity from BLR Airport is another major step towards building the infrastructure required to define mobility for the future, enabling the efficient movement of people," said Mr. TM Vijay Bhaskar, Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka and Chairman of the Board of Directors, BIAL.