India is offering Musk’s SpaceX a big chunk of land and permission to do the required Hyperloop testing in Pune, a city 118 kilometers away from Mumbai. The country’s Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said he made the proposal to Hyperloop’s parent company SpaceX during his recent visit to the United States
If Hyperloop manages to materialize its commercial plans – and bring it to India — it would enable people in Mumbai to go to Nagpur in 35 minutes, Gadkari said. In comparison, the same 800 kilometers trip takes nearly 14 hours by train.
Earlier this year, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced that it had signed an agreement with the government of Slovak Republic to explore building a Hyperloop system that connects Bratislava with Vienna, Austria and Budapest, Hungary.