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Country's first Hyperloop in AP: Amaravati to Vijayawada in 5 minutes

AP govt signs MoU; feasibility study to start in October

BS Reporter  |  Hyderabad 

Representative image of the Hyperloop Transportation System

The Los Angeles-based Technologies (HTT) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the government to develop a ' superfast' short-distance transport facility between and the state's upcoming capital, Amaravati. 

The project will employ HTT's patented technology to bring down to less than 5 minutes.

During the initial phase of the project, will conduct a six-month long feasibility study from October. The firm will subsequently introduce its System for the first time in India as the project enters Phase 2. 

According to the state government, the project would take off from

According to the Economic Development Board (APEDB), the project could shape the future of within the state. "By collaborating with Hyperloop, Amaravati is embracing a prototype for the mobility of tomorrow," said Krishna Kishore, the chief executive officer of APEDB.

is among the few companies to offer the System that is based on magnetic levitation. Other than HTT, and the Elon Musk-owned are actively involved in providing similar solutions.
While the technology was conceived to shorten between locations that are far from each other, the state government has decided to use the technology for short distances at the initial stage.

"We are extremely delighted to have signed the MoU with the government to bring technology to India," said Bibop Gresta, chairman and co-founder of  

The company will be partnering with the state government to build regulatory standards necessary for the safe and efficient operation of the technology in India. For this, plans to take inputs from various local stakeholders as well.

was co-founded by CEO Dirk Ahlbom and chairman Gesta in 2013 and has a large design and execution team consisting of more than 800 engineers, besides drawing support from 40 other corporate and university partners.

First Published: Wed, September 06 2017. 20:13 IST