India offers land to Elon Musk to test Hyperloop

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As Elon Musk struggles in acquiring land rights for testing his audacious Hyperloop project in the United States, India has emerged out of nowhere to offer him a helping hand.

India is offering Musk’s SpaceX a big chunk of land and permission to do the required testing in Pune, a city 118 kilometers away from Mumbai. The country’s Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said he made the proposal to Hyperloop’s parent company SpaceX during his recent visit to the United States.

“I just offered them … they want some road for experimental purpose. I offered them the westerly bypass of Pune connected to the Express Highway. The idea is they can take an experiment between Mumbai and Pune as a pilot project,” he …

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Via: Mashable: Tech

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