The Avishkar project will be further developed for commercialization with help from TuTr Hyperloop.
Since 2018, engineers from IIT Madras have been working on a hyperloop project called ‘Avishkar’. The team have now partnered with a tech startup called TuTr Hyperloop to build India’s first cargo hyperloop system.
The Avishkar project will be further developed for commercialization with help from TuTr Hyperloop. For this purpose, a 400-meter test track with a 2-meter diameter will be constructed at the new Discover Campus at Thaiyur, near Chennai. It will be the largest hyperloop test facility in the world.
In the first phase of its operation, the hyperloop will be carrying cargo. The teams are in talks with authorities to explore opportunities to install the system at the Chennai port and airport. The cargo version is expected to achieve speeds of around 100-250 km/h, while the inter-city passenger version is expected to reach over 600 km/h.
Hyperloop is a high-speed transportation system that uses magnetic propulsion to accelerate pods through a tube. The vacuum inside the tube allows the pods to travel at extremely high speeds thanks to the lower air resistance.
Source: ET Auto
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