NEW DELHI, Nov. 27 -- The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is weighing the commercial viability of Hyperloop as a travel system in the country. This is being done in a bid to transform India's public transportation system and roll out new-age transport technology. t

Over the next six months, a committee of officers will study the safety standards, regulations as well as the cost involved as compared with other forms of transport system such as metro, said a government official aware of the development.

Hyperloop is a travel system that uses pods or vehicles travelling at high speed through low-pressure tubes erected on columns or tunneled underground using magnetic levitation. It is based on an idea mooted by billionaire en...