The development of a mega city is something that is heard frequently with the nations’ top officials planning to create one with better and improved facilities. In such scenario, if Sydney-Melbourne merges, as claimed by Hyperloop One, it will be a perfect example of the development of a mega city.
Australian authorities are already planning something like this. With a new high-speed ground transport system, the two most competent cities of the nation will be connected so that the inter-city rivalry evident in the country will come to an end. High-speed transportation proposer Hyperloop One claims that the two rival cities can be connected to make sure they emerge as an interdependent mega city.
The company has faced significant criticism as far as the proposal is concerned because of the unusual claims made prior to the commencement of the project. To make sure it gets the required support for the high-speed transportation proposal, the company will have to show how effectively it can connect the cities such that it would take less than an hour to commute between them.
Hyperloop One’s VP Alan James, who takes care of worldwide business development, had a conversation with News.com.au where he said that the company intends to make some major modifications in the high-speed rail scenarios that have been tried several times but the approaches failed somehow. “First of all, we’re just faster. That’s the way it is,” he said. “We’ll make Sydney and Melbourne really connected to each other. That’s just the way it is.”
“If you connect two cities with Hyperloop, you get, effectively, a sort of global city punching above its weight in a global economy, which is a really competitive advantage. You get that sort of conglomeration, you get more productive jobs and companies, really big macroeconomic impact.”
Besides proposing the Sydney and Melbourne merger through rail, Hyperloop One also proposed routes in Netherlands and aims at achieving the project goals by satisfying the detractors with an effective solution.
Online Source: Aussie Network News.