In order to ease the congestion on roads and reduce traffic snarls in Los Angeles, Elon Musk has unveiled plans for an alternate route that will be underground. He has announced that the Boring Company will build a 3.6-mile-long tunnel to connect Dodger Stadium with a nearby Metro subway station.

The Los Angeles Times reports that passengers will have to sit in pods which will Travel through the tunnel at speeds of up to 150 mph. The cost of each trip is expected to be approximately $1 and tickets for the pollution-free ride can be purchased through a mobile app before starting the journey.

Elon Musk promotes the green concept

The billionaire entrepreneur, Elon Musk, is serious about issues that are related to the welfare of the environment. He promotes electric cars and alternate sources of energy like solar power to minimize dependence on conventional fossil fuels. These contribute to global warming which leads to climatic disorders like floods and wildfires that result in loss of lives and habitats and have an adverse effect on the environment.

The Dugout Loop of the Boring Company is an example of an environment-friendly mode of travel and has been labeled as a “zero-emissions, high-speed” transportation system." It will eliminate the problems one has to face while traveling by road.

Mayor Eric Garcetti called the plan “innovative” on Wednesday. Construction work will commence only after the proposal is approved.

Los Angeles poised to go green

According to The Electrek, Elon Musk’s Boring Company has revised its plans for public transportation by tunnels. It had earlier announced plans for its first test tunnel in West Los Angeles.

However, it has now shifted focus to a tunnel and Loop system that can take the fans to the Dodger Stadium within four minutes. The previous plan was for a 2.7-mile tunnel under the Sepulveda Boulevard which has now been modified to a 3.6-mile tunnel because it will be more useful. This tunnel will be parallel to a section of the highway near the stadium.

The Boring Company has kept the pricing of tickets low because it plans to generate necessary finance through private participation. The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) will have to conduct an initial review before work can commence. Preliminary estimates indicate that construction time will be around 14 months. Incidentally, the Boring Company has plans to build similar tunnels in Chicago and Baltimore.