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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Trains Faster-than-Aeroplane to Run on Indian Rails Shortly
whose idea was first presented in 2013, runs faster than an aircraft at a top
speed of 1120 Kmph.
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has his way with high-tech entrepreneur
Elon Musk, the American billionaire's company SpaceX may test-run its futuristic
high-speed train, the Hyperloop, in Pune.
about his recent visit to the American west coast, which is the global hub of
hi-tech innovations, Gadkari said he spent quality time with the officials of
Tesla, which is also founded by Musk, who is known for his futuristic ideas.
just offered them ... they want some road for experimental purpose. I offered
them the westerly bypass of Pune connected to the Express Highway. The idea is
they can take an experiment between Mumbai and Pune as a pilot project,"
he said, without naming SpaceX.
said the Hyperloop, whose idea was first presented in 2013, runs faster than an
aircraft at a speed of 1,120kmph and can cut the distance between his hometown
Nagpur and Mumbai in 35 minutes.
other things, SpaceX is also working on commercialising space travel. Speaking
about the futuristic concept which is yet to be commercialised, the minister
said the Hyperloop "is a tube" which uses air for propulsion.
company's website says SpaceX is "interested in helping to accelerate
development of a functional Hyperloop prototype".
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also confirmed that there indeed have been
some discussions between the governments on such a proposal but was quick to add
that the state has asked the company to develop the product first before making
test-runs in the area.
said the government had invited Tesla to invest in the country as he expressed
interest in clean energy like solar and battery storage, areas in which the
American company is focused on.
He said he also
encouraged Musk to set up a manufacturing base in Pune. Tesla has been offered
land free of cost near some ports.