IIT Madras, Indian Railways collaborate to develop India’s first indigenous hyperloop


Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and Indian Railways have announced a collaboration as a part of which they will develop India’s first indigenous hyperloop. In addition, they will also help set up a Center of Excellence for Hyperloop Technologies in India.

“To usher in a new era of transport, Indian Railways has come up with IIT Madras to develop a Hyperloop technology based transport system. Indian Railways will extend financial assistance of Rs. 8.34 crores to IIT Madras for this project,” wrote Indian Railways in a post on Twitter.

According to a report in PTI, the Ministry of Railways was looking for partners and domain experts to collaborate and work to develop a Hyperloop-based transport system to carry passengers and cargo in India. “The Ministry of Railways was informed that a team of 70 students named “Avishkar Hyperloop” formed by IIT Madras in 2017 is implementing scalability and economical engineering concepts for the development of Hyperloop based transport system, with an aim to make India proud. Is. By showcasing its technologies to the world,” the Ministry of Railways said in a statement.


“Collaboration with IIT Madras for development of an indigenous Hyperloop system and setting up of a “Centre of Excellence” for Hyperloop Technologies” at IIT Madras.

According to the report, IIT-Madras approached the Ministry of Railways with a proposal for cooperation to develop the Hyperloop prototype at a test facility at its Discovery campus in Thayyur. The Ministry of Railways has approved the proposal and now the Invention Hyperloop team and experts from Indian Railways are working to set up the proposed facility, which once installed will offer the world’s largest Hyperloop vacuum tube which will be further researched. Can be used as a test bed.

As a part of the collaboration, Indian Railways will provide manufacturing assistance and an estimated financial assistance of Rs 8.34 crore. In addition, the railways will also help in the formulation of safety regulations and provide access to its electrical testing facilities.

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Indian Railways gives a major boost to the Make-in-India initiative by collaborating with IIT Madras to develop a future Hyperloop technology based transport system that will significantly reduce carbon emissions and revolutionize the transport system. #Indian Rail

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— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) May 20, 2022


IIT Madras, on the other hand, will design pods, tubes and tracks, test various pod and tube prototypes, design and develop hyperloop tracks and train railway personnel for development of pod technology.

This project will not only provide a fast and low cost alternative to conventional commutation but will also prove to be a major step towards making India carbon neutral.

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