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Hon’ble Union Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics & IT visits Chennai Hon’ble Union Minister oversees the demonstration of Hyperloop pod model developed by Students at IIT, Madras

Ministry of Railways approves Rs.8.34 Crore collaborative project o­n Hyperloop Technology with IIT Madras

Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Hon’ble Union  Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology visited Chennai today (19th May 2022).  In the evening, the Minister visited Indian Institute of Madras, Chennai and watched the demonstration of Avishkar Hyperloop Project developed by the students of IIT, Madras at the New Academy Complex.    At the Research Park, he oversaw the 5G Test Bed demonstration and later inspected the IITM Incubation Cell, which is India’s leading Deep-tech Startup hub.  After the inspection, the Minister interacted with Press and Media and replied to questions posted by the media persons o­n Railways.   

Ministry of Railways approves Rs.8.34 Crore collaborative project o­n Hyperloop Technology with IIT Madras

Ministry of Railways has approved the research proposal submitted by IIT Madras for collaborative working with Indian Railways for indigenous development and validation of Hyperloop technology based transportation system and its subsystems and setting-up of a Centre of Excellence for Hyperloop Technology at IIT Madras at a total estimated cost of Rs.8.34 Crores.

Hyperloop is the 5th mode of transportation, a high-speed train that travels in a near-vacuum tube. The reduced air resistance allows the capsule inside the tube to reach speeds of more than 1000 km/h.

A team of students from Indian Institute of Technology, Team Avishkar Hyperloop is working o­n emerging domain of Hyperloop-based transportation solutions for futuristic commuting experience. The Hyperloop model proposed by Team Avishkar can achieve a top speed of over 1,200 kilometres per hour. It is completely autonomous, safe, and clean. Team Avishkar is aiming to build the world's largest student-developed Hyperloop testing facility at IIT Madras and is hoping to complete the construction of this 500-metre long Hyperloop facility by this year. This facility will be constructed at Discovery Campus, the Satellite campus of IIT Madras located about 35 km from the main campus.

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