The United Arab Emirates’ National Advisor Bureau just proposed an underwater bullet train to connect Mumbai, India with Fujairah. The 2,000 km journey would take two hours of exhilarating — or terrifying — underwater travel, Business Today reports.
A video published to YouTube last month by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) shows the project’s concept art, which involves a long tube floating just beneath the surface of the Arabian Sea, suspended and held in place by a network of floating rigs.
An underwater bullet train sounds totally far-fetched at first — even the director of the National Advisor Bureau, Abdulla Alshehhi, said that it’s still just a concept that needs to be explored in upcoming feasibility studies. But it wouldn’t be the first underwater train out there.