Date of Post: 22 June, 2018
Mumbai: The Mumbai-Pune Hyperloop stretch, is likely to be connected to the Metro corridors in the Mumbai. Kiran Gitte, Metropolitan Commissioner, PMRDA (Pune Metropolitan Region Development Authority) said, We are considering connecting it to the metro corridors as it will facilitate intracity commute.
- “But we are yet to decide with which metro corridor it will be connected. We will know these details only after the feasibility report is submitted,” he said.
- The final alignment will be decided only after the Virgin Hyperloop One submits the feasibility report in August.
- Sources in the MMRDA suggested that, however, it is likely to terminate in Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).
- A senior MMRDA official said,“We are considering terminating the corridor in BKC and it will be connected with the underground Metro 3 and with the proposed Bullet Train as well.”
- Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA), will be coordinating with PMRDA for the Mumbai stretch of the Hyperloop.
- “The feasibility report will suggest a couple of routes and we will then decide the best alignment based on the number of people it will benefit. We are considering aligning it with the Metro but the Bullet Train will not have anything to do with it,” Gitte said.
- With the Hyperloop also coming to BKC, the commercial district is expected to be transformed into a transport hub.
- The MMRDA is already constructing two metro corridors in the area — Metro 2B and Metro 3.
- Meanwhile, the Central Government has also proposed BKC to be the terminating station for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train.
- After the feasibility report and the DPR (Detailed Project Report) is submitted Virgin Hyperloop One will construct a test route for a distance of 15 km from Balewadi to Gahunje in 2019.