How much time does it take to travel from Mumbai to Pune? Three hours by train.
Image if this time is cut to 25 minutes.
Yes, this is possible now with the help of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies.
Hyperloop is a concept where a pod like vehicle travels through a near vacuum that is contained within a tube.
This technology uses less energy than conventional methods and can touch speed of 1200 Km per hour even when not running on full steam.
Bipop Gresta, chairman and COO of Hyperloop transportation technologies had met with Union minister of Transport Nitin Gadkari and made a proposal for land for pilot project. Bipop did not ask for money but for land so that project can be set up as public private partnership (PPP).
“We tested our motor in May 2016, and will test the full system in early 2017. We’re developing routes in five countries. The goal is to be moving cargo by 2020 and passengers by 2021”. This statement was given by Hyperloop.
It is being heralded as the future of high-speed passenger and freight transportation the world over, with futurists such as Elon Musk backing the concept.
Unlike traditional high-speed rail networks that need vast stretches of land for arrow-straight tracks, Hyperloops can be built alongside highways.
We’re not selling transportation, we’re selling time,’ says the company’s Web site.
It was a cold Sunday. I had to go out to buy grocery at a nearby shop.
I got ready after having nice shower and light breakfast. I get ready by 9.00 but it was a weekend. It was going to be 12.00 in the noon. I wore crisp pink shirt with blue denim jeans and sleeveless green sweater.
I was about to go out when my wife asked where I was going and when I will be back.
I knew I would not be able to go out now and will not buy grocery today. I will have to wait till next weekend.
I told her I would be coming in next half an hour but she said she would also be going after lunch.
That would be another 2 hours. Lunch was getting ready. It was already 1.30. We had our lunch and I thought of having fruit juice from my favourite juice corner.
I asked her if we could go out. She wanted to sleep now.
I knew this would happen.
Evening 6.00 P.M.
My wife got a call from my in-laws. Got invitation to visit them.
I asked if we could go out now. She became irritated and said do you have any other task other than asking for going out.
I knew this would happen.
We went to her home and had dinner. We chatted for about an hour.
It was time to say bye and head for our home.
My wife requested if we could stay for tonight.
What could I do?
It was a good weekend as we spent time together but could not buy basic groceries.
I was determined that in future I will not tell my wife about my plans and will plan sometime for me.
At least I will feel satisfied.