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Hyperloop system comes to Saudi Arabia

by Sadia Liaqat
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Since Saudi Arabia’s millennial Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is in America for a 3-week tour, he met with Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Galactic Company, to discuss the plan of bringing a high-speed Hyperloop transit system to Saudi Arabia. The Crown Prince along with other officials of Saudi Arabia’s defense ministry met the CEO at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, which is known for known for developing vehicles for commercial space travel. They discussed a potential partnership with Saudi Arabia.

The meeting of Branson and the Prince touted the idea of developing a high-speed Hyperloop transit system in the capital city of Riyadh carrying passengers to another major city of Saudi Arabia, the commercial hub Jeddah, in 76 minutes. By the current public-transport methods it takes about 10 hours to travel between the two cities, while with direct flights it takes about 95 minutes.

As a part of the Vision 2030 Hyperloop Pod, the Crown Prince illustrated a partnership between Saudi Arabia and Virgin. The goal of the partnership is to modernize the transport system in Saudi Arabia.

Sovereign Mohammed said from the Virgin Hyperloop HQ,

Hyperloop is the impetus to empower all fourth era innovations to prosper in the Kingdom while making a dynamic culture and flourishing economy through visionary urban communities and cutting-edge groups,”

Chief Branson attested that the Hyperloop framework could position Saudi Arabia as an “entryway to three landmasses.”

The Hyperloop framework is the future and it can without much of a stretch outpace customary rail administrations. Hyperloop is essentially a rapid travel framework which was first proposed by Elon Musk in 2013. The true objective of the framework is to influence cases in which travelers to can sit and send those cases through tubes at greatly high speeds. Saudi Arabia is bringing revolutionary changes and the Crown Prince additionally plans to upgrade the nation’s vehicle frameworks and also enhance foundation “inside and crosswise over outskirts,” with the assistance of worldwide accomplices, for example, Virgin.

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