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Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop gets first nod

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The hyperloop brought to limelight by Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and Space, was tested by Richard Branson, a British investor who backed Virgin hyperloop one.

With the Maharashtra government giving a final nod for constructing hyperloop between Mumbai and Pune, India is in the lead to host the first hyperloop transportation system.

India may be the front runner, but UAE is also making strides to open its first 10km stretch in 2020. Though hyperloop is energy and time saving, land acquisition and safety standards still pose a challenge.