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Virgin Hiperloop to Connect Gulf Countries

Infra News - Published on Fri, 11 Oct 2019

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Virgin Hyperloop One, the company that is developing futuristic transit systems in the UAE and India, is looking to connect Gulf countries as well as areas within Dubai, drastically reducing travel time. Mr Harj Dhaliwal managing director for Middle East and India at Virgin Hyperloop One, said on the sidelines of Gitex Technology Week, which opened at the Dubai World Trade Centre that we have a vision to connect Gulf region which will enable travelling from Abu Dhabi to Riyadh in 48 minutes and fromDubai to Abu Dhabi in 11 minutes . It will gives an unparalleled advantage on how the whole region, when it is connected, can become an effective zone economically.

First look at Dubai-Abu Dhabi Hyperloop
The company is currently working with the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai and Mubadala to look for synergies and developing the UAE project. Virgin Hyperloop One recently signed an agreement with King Abdullah Economic City Authority of Saudi Arabia about a month ago and is exploring opportunities of manufacturing and innovation.

Mr Dhaliwal said that we are looking at initial rollout of technology approval and certification process for safety etc. in 2025 and then a fully commercial running service around 2027-28 within the UAE and GCC adding that there is also opportunity to connect Dubai International airport to Al Maktoum airport and better connectivity of Dubai International to Dubai South after Expo 2020. If you can connect Dubai South to Dubai in just six months, it will make Dubai amazingly accessible for the residents and tourists. There is possibility of having hyperloop manufacturing in the UAE and KSA. He cited the Airbus A380 as an example.

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Posted By : Sanju Moirangthem on Fri, 11 Oct 2019
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