Collaboration with The Ministry of Railways and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras

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The Ministry of Railways will collaborate with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras in the development of an 'indigenous' Hyperloop system and will also help in setting up a Centre of Excellence for Hyperloop Technology at the Institute.

  • The plan to develop Hyperloop technology was launched by the then Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in the year 2017.

  • Indian Railways has taken this important step in the direction of making rail travel fast, easy and modern in the country.

  • This project will also help in the goal of reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption.

  • According to the Ministry of Railways, a team of students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) 'Team Avishkar Hyperloop' is working on this transport medium.

  • The model proposed by Team Invention can achieve a top speed of over 1,200 kmph and is completely autonomous, safe and clean.

  • What is Hyperloop?

  • Hyperloop is a technology that uses a magnetic field in a low-pressure tube to move people and goods at high speed without friction.

  • Specially designed capsules or pods will be used in this.

  • The capsules and pods will be driven at high velocity inside a transparent tube pipe.

  • In this, the pods will be driven above the ground in very large pipes on an electrical magnet, due to the effect of this magnet, the pods will rise slightly above the track, due to which the speed will increase and friction will be reduced.

  • It will have a magnetic track on which the vacuum will be created. With this, the train will be able to move from one place to another very fast.

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