Union minister Nitin Gadkari says that he has held talks with Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk in which he has urged the futuristic entrepreneur to explore opportunities for Hyperloop in India.
He said that he has invited Tesla to conduct Hyperloop test runs between Mumbai and Pune on an experimental basis.
The Hyperloop is a futuristic urban transport system which would enable commutation at almost supersonic speeds.
Gadkari says that if the Hyperloop comes to India, it would reduce the travel time on the 812 km Mumbai-Nagpur route to almost 35 minutes from around 13 hours it takes now.
The minister said that Tesla has been offered free land for a manufacturing facility in India.