First tunnel in Los Angeles almost done, tweets Musk

WION Web Team California, USA Oct 22, 2018, 10.04 AM(IST)

File photo: Elon Musk. Photograph:( AFP )

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Boring had said earlier that cars and pods can move at a speed of 130 mph inside the tunnel.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in a tweet today that the first tunnel under Hawthorne in Los Angeles area "is almost done".

Musk declared that it will open on December 10th.

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Boring Company founded by Musk two years ago has been building the tunnel in order to enable high-speed transit across the US through underground tunnels, also seen as promoting clean and efficient mode of transport.

Boring had said earlier that cars and pods can move at a speed of 130 mph inside the tunnel.

Los Angeles City Council had earlier approved the environmental review exemption for Musk's company giving it a go-ahead for the project.

In a tweet earlier, Musk had said the opening event that night would have "free rides" for the public next day.

The underground loop transit system hopes to cut through busy traffic overground and envisions the creation of transit pods to carry pedestrians and cyclists.