India is all set to whoosh through a tube at the speed of flight. And Andhra Pradesh will likely be the first state to do it. Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has signed an agreement with the AP govt to connect the two cities of Vijayawada and Amaravathi. The 43km drive between the two cities takes a little over an hour. With the hyperloop, it will come down to just six minutes.
Starting October this year, the company will first conduct a six-month feasibility study to find the best possible route between the two cities. Construction begins thereafter, though the launch date isn’t known yet.