Hyperloop Amravati to Vijayawada in 5 minutes. By 2050 or 2020?

Hyperloop Amravati to Vijayawada is aimed to transform an hour long commute to a 5 minute ride. There is no clarity though when the project comes to form.


Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today. APEDB and Government of Andhra Pradesh will assist Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc.

(HTT) with regulatory requirements. Hyperloop Amravati to Vijaywada city centres route proposal suggests reducing an hour long ride to a 5-minute trip. The PPP project will raise funding primarily from private investors, and is expected to create over 2,500 jobs.

Bibop Gresta, Chairman & Co-founder, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies says, “In partnering with Andhra Pradesh, HTT will work with local stakeholders to build the regulatory standards necessary for safe and efficient operation.”

Through Phase 1, HTT will conduct a six-month feasibility study from October. Working with partners in public and private sector, HTT will zero in on the best route between both cities and identify stakeholders in the region. Phase 2 maps building and construction of the first HTT Hyperloop tract in India. No timeframe has yet been discussed in regards to phase II commencement and end.

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While infra spending in India has been constant, maneuvering through permissions, land acquisition, tenders, and government change often adds a few years to project completion. As bigger city folks try to navigate through choked roadways spending more and more time commuting to and from work, the idea of Hyperloop Amravati sounds like the future is in grasp. What is left to be seen is project completion, operation, ROI, cost, outcome, and scalabality. Can hyperloop the concept be a reality of daily commute in bigger Indian cities where the need is more, and at what cost?

Krishna Kishore, Chief Executive Officer, Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board says global cities are faced with failing living conditions. Transportation has led to congestion, air pollution and accessibility. The Hyperloop Amravati collaboration is a benchmark prototype in future mobility. This is the first HTT venture in India.

Advisor to the Economic Development Board, Aviruk Chakraborty says climate change is real and we need to embrace technology that offsets green house effects. India is committed to the Kyoto Protocol to contain emission of greenhouse gases. In terms technology development, India is keen to be on the global map by developing and implementing green technologies. The first Hyperloop in Amravati is a step big fat green step.

Andhra Pradesh is the seventh largest state in India with a population of over 50 million people. Ultra-high-speed transportation will eliminate connectivity issues in the region on the back of innovation and sustainable development, a much needed inroad that big cities are already struggling with.

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