Indian startups keep Hyperloop hopes alive as US firm shuts

The futuristic high-speed transport initiative, started by Elon Musk is abandoned, but some Indian aspirants see a future for goods rather than people

India-born power electronics engineer Tanay Manjrekar, was among the very few to have ever test-ridden a hyperloop vehicle. / Photo: Virgin Hyperloop

Almost a decade after Tesla founder and  ‘X’ (formerly Twitter) owner Elon Musk first mooted a daring new way to move people across land at speeds over 600 kmph, in semi-vacuum tubes, that dream has crashed for the company he founded: Hyperloop One.

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