Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) and Virgin Hyperloop have signed a MoU to conduct feasibility study for proposed high-speed corridor from airport to various centers in the city in just 10 minutes.
The pre-feasibility study, is expected to be completed in two phases of six months each. According to preliminary analysis, a hyperloop corridor with speed of up to 1,080 kmph, could transport thousands of passengers per hour from the airport to the city center in under 10 minutes.
BIAL said that it aims to make KIA a transportation hub that connects people and places together through various modes of transport. In addition to its well-established road network, the airport will soon be connected with the suburban railway in a few weeks and have Metro connectivity in four years.
“The Government of Karnataka has implemented several measures to improve the transport infrastructure of the state. “The commissioning of a feasibility study for hyperloop connectivity from the airport is another major step towards building the infrastructure required to define mobility for the future, enabling the efficient movement of people,” said TM Vijay Bhaskar, Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka and Chairman of the Board of Directors, BIAL.
We are excited to take this landmark step which can catalyse the economic growth of Karnataka and the region said Hari Marar, MD & CEO, BIAL. “At BIAL, our vision is to make the airport the new gateway to India by transforming it as a transportation hub. We are excited to take this landmark step which can catalyse the economic growth of the state of Karnataka and the region. Technological innovation is key to building and sustaining a world-class transportation hub, and this study is an important step forward. This mode of transportation offers an enormous economic potential, connecting passengers at unprecedented speeds, with zero emissions,” he added.
BIAL added that travellers will be able to streamline their multimodal trip with a seamless check-in and security, for both their hyperloop as well as air travel at centrally-located hyperloop portals.