The Shanghai government said that it was waiting for approval for a magnetic levitation (maglev) train line connecting the city with Hangzhou in neighboring Zhejiang province. Beijing must approve the 200 km line, which is likely to be built by German consortium Transrapid. Members of Transrapid include Siemens and ThyssenKrupp. The plan proposes extending the existing 30 km of maglev rail, which currently serves Shanghai's Pudong International Airport. If approved, construction on the project is scheduled to begin in 2005.