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Elon Musk reveals the mega-tunnel he in-built Las Vegas and guarantees a themed opening social gathering

The Boring Company, founded by Elon Musk, was responsible for the Vegas Loop project, a large underground tunnel that will streamline tourist traffic in the city.

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This Sunday, Elon Musk visited the Vegas Loop mega-tunnel built by his drilling company The Boring Company. With this underground tunnel, the tycoon wants to revolutionize tourist traffic as it brings people with Tesla vehicles from one end of the city to the other.

The Vegas Loop is made up of two 1.6-kilometer twin tunnels that form a loop. It connects the Convention Center with the Las Vegas Strip, creating an alternative high-speed subway system. Passengers are transported in autonomous Tesla vehicles and used alongside public buses, taxis and the monorail. It is estimated that its cost would be anywhere from $ 35 million to $ 55 million.

The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX showed the work with a photo on his Twitter account. Musk shows up in the waiting area with three of his older children, one of the rare occasions he shows them up on social media.

Yesterday under Vegas in the @ boringcompany tunnel with my boys pic.twitter.com/tLfOuiEdFm

– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 24, 2021

The picture also shows three Tesla Model 3 vehicles in which residents and tourists are driving under the city.

Last December, The Boring Company shared pictures of what the futuristic boarding and disembarking stations will look like for passengers.

Tunnel Rave pic.twitter.com/d3JKOIAsy7

– The Boring Company (@boringcompany) December 4, 2020

The 49-year-old billionaire said that whenever possible he would open the mega-tunnel with a themed party.

"Fallout-themed housewarming party for Vegas Loop as soon as it's allowed!" Musk wrote on his personal Twitter, referring to a post-apocalyptic roll-up video game that he is a fan of. In fact, Tesla has included a variant of the game called "Fallout Shelter" in the software update for their cars.

The tunnels are projected to reach McCarran International Airport, Allegiant Stadium, downtown Las Vegas and eventually the city of Los Angeles in future expansions.

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