Hyperloop - The revolution of Transportation
Whenever we come across the term transportation or more specifically fastest transportation the terms that strikes at first our head s are Airplanes, bullet trains or maglev trains but the time has come to replace these terms with Hyperloop !! sounds weird many of us might not know about it.
This term is more heard in sci-fi movies. But this fashionable word is being transformed into reality because of technology and innovation.
A Hyperloop is a proposed high-speed transportation system for both passenger and freight transport. The term was coined by Elon Musk to describe the modern open-source project originally conceived in the 1900s.Hyperloop is described as a big vacuum sealed tube or a system of connected vacuum sealed tubes having very low air pressure through which a pod may travel substantially free of air resistance or friction
Proposed hyperloop designs employ three essential components: tubes, pods, and terminals. Here, a tube is a large sealed, low-pressure system. A pressurized coach (at atmospheric pressure) runs inside this controlled low-pressure environment (which is usually a long tunnel). A coach is often called a pod. The pod may use aerodynamic or magnetic propulsion to glide along a fixed guideway, with terminals handling pod arrivals and departures. .
What is India's stand in this
India is a developing nation Although India may take some time to develop its own hyperloop but with innovating minds, ideas, able leadership of the India's prime minister and most importantly the hardwork and efforts of the Scientist and Engineers of India.
In India, Maharashtra has deemed hyperloop a public infrastructure exercise and approved the Virgin Hyperloop-DP World consortium as the original project proponent for the Mumbai Pune hyperloop project.
Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop transport system: A Hyperloop is a very high speed transport system having a pod which will be designed as a pressurized vehicle. The pod carrying about 24-28 people at once runs on frictionless path at very high speeds. The Hyperloop is also an on-demand system and gives point-to-point access, directly reaching the destination. It does not stop at stations in between two destinations.
Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop travel time:
The project will bring down the travel time between the two cities to just 25 minutes. Presently, it takes 3.5 hours to travel by train between the two cities.
Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop track:
In the Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop system, the traditional steel track will be replaced with the Maglev (magnetic levitation) track.
Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop Project benefits:
Besides minimizing the travel time between the cities, the project is also expected to ease severe congestion on the expressway. Also, the number of road accidents, greenhouse gas emissions, are likely to get reduced with this service.