There is news of relief for Dubai passengers from Abu Dhabi. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has created history by launching prototype of the Hyperloop.
The Transportation Authority on Thursday released the first look of future transport in City Walk 2 in Dubai. Prince of Dubai, Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum of Dubai first saw Hyperloop prototype design after which it was opened for visitors.
The special thing is that this ultra-fast levitating capsule can travel at 1,200 kmph, which can take Abu Dhabi passengers to Dubai and bring them back in 12 Minutes. Apart from this, it will take 17 Minutes to travel between Abu Dhabi and Fujairah.
Abdulredha Alhassan, executive director of Rail Planning and Projects Development in RTA, told in an interview, “According to the preliminary studies, in both the directions in Hyperloop, there will be the ability to lift 10 Thousand riders every hour.”
About its official launch date, Alhassan said, “The test of the project is going on and it is difficult to tell the exact date of its launch. We are also working to analyze on its ticket prices.”
It is believed that that the Hyperloop seats will be designed by the German car manufacturer BMW. Travelers must sit with buckled seat belts all the time. Alhassan said, “There will be no window in it. However, there will be entertainment screens near the arm rest of the seat. Hyperloop will be divided into Gold and Silver Class. In which, 5 passengers can be seated in gold class and 14 passengers in the silver class.”
Recently, Richard Branson of Virgin also stated that it will be investing in India to setup a Hyperloop system. And the first phase will be initiated to connect two major cities Mumbai and Pune. It is estimated that the travel time between these two cities will be 25 Minutes.