Virgin Hyperloop and Kempegowda International Airport or Bengaluru airport have signed a Memorandum of Understanding last Sunday to bring super-fast technology to the Karnataka-capital.
Expected to ply passengers at a speed of more than 1,000 kmph, the Hyperloop connection would reduce the journey time between the airport and the city from 45 minutes to ten minutes.
The UAE-backed Virgin Hyperloop will conducts feasibility study to explore the Hyperloop connection between Bengaluru airport and the city centre.
The study is expected to be completed in two phases, lasting six months each. It will focus on the feasibility of technical, economic and route factors.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Sultan bin Sulayem, chairman of Virgin Hyperloop and DP World, and T.M. Vijay Bhaskar, chairman of the Board of Directors at BIAL.
“As India’s hub for technology and innovation, Karnataka is embracing Hyperloop as a way to keep pace, support clean growth, and open new opportunities for the city,” said Jay Walder, CEO of Virgin Hyperloop.