According to a report in January this year, Bengaluru has beaten 415 other cities across 57 countries to top the list of most traffic-congested city. The Government of Karnataka through the years have tried several measures to improve the transport infrastructure of the State, but the scenario remains the same. And it’s no surprise for people living in Bengaluru who have witnessed the city’s supremely annoying traffic.
However, there’s one news that could flabbergast. Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) and American transportation technology company, Virgin Hyperloop on Sunday (September 27) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct a feasibility study for a proposed hyperloop corridor from the Kempegowda International Airport to the city.
We all have heard about the hyperloop in recent times, but now, there are chances that the Silicon Valley of India may soon get its own hyperloop network.
“We are honoured to partner with Bangalore International Airport Limited to explore ways in which hyperloop can become a part of the solution to tackle congestion and support economic growth in Bengaluru,” said Sultan bin Sulayem, chairman of Virgin Hyperloop and DP World.
According to the preliminary analysis, it is prophesied that with speeds of up to 1,080 kmph, hyperloop could transport thousands of passengers per hour from Bengaluru Airport to the city center in under 10 minutes.
“Technological innovation is key to building and sustaining a world-class transportation hub, and this study is an important step forward. This mode of transportation offers enormous economic potential, connecting passengers at unprecedented speeds, with zero emissions,” said Mr Hari Marar, MD & CEO, BIAL.