The Maharashtra government has announced that it plans to build a hyperloop from Mumbai to Pune. If the project gets the go-ahead after initial tests, then it will cut the travel time to just 25min.
Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, recently visited the Virgin Hyperloop One test site in Nevada to see how feasible this project is. Virgin Hyperloop One will be sending its engineers to India to conduct a test run. The Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (PMRDA) is currently working on a feasibility report that will be ready by the end of this year. PMRDA will begin making a 15km demonstration track between Balewadi and Gahunje in 2019.
The hyperloop will reduce congestion on the expressway and reduce commute times and will play a major role in cutting down harmful greenhouse gas emissions.