Development Corridors from Acapulco to Mumbai
The development of large land-areas must be based on a crash program, establishing a sufficient density of basic economic infrastructure. The routes on the map of the World Landbridge are development corridors: about 100 km wide zones with high-speed transportation, roads and railway lines, canals and water management systems, irrigation, power generation and distribution based on the new generation of nuclear power plants, fuel pipelines, fiber optic cables, new agricultural and industrial zones with mining and manufacturing of goods, and new cities and universities.
The spine of these development routes is an efficient transportation system, capable of quickly moving materials from and to the industries at a low physical cost. Roads are inefficient and easily get jammed up. Transportation on water is slow. Air is expensive. Already, rail is, by far, the best option, and with the implementation of a principle on a higher platform than the wheel, namely magnetic levitation, transportation will enter a new era.
Let us say that we wanted to travel from Acapulco on the west coast of Mexico, to Mumbai in India. We can do it by ship, or – within the newly built worldwide transportation network – we could start our journey from Acapulco's newly built maglev terminal.