Maharashtra hyperloop gets Infrastructure project tag

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  1. The Maharashtra state cabinet has approved a proposal to declare the Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop a public infrastructure project to streamline the permissions required.
  2. It also approved the consortium of DP World FZE and Hyperloop Technologies Inc as project proponents. It will be executed Pune Metropolitan Regional Development Authority.
  3. The hyperloop is an ultra-high-speed ground transport system. It will comprise of a network of tubes through which a pod may travel free of air resistance or friction conveying people or objects from one point to another. The hyperloop is still untested.
  4. When commissioned, the hyperloop will cover 117.5km distance from Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) in suburban Mumbai to Wakad in Pune in 23 minutes.