Piyush Goyal, new Railway Minister inducted into the Union Cabinet in last week’s reshuffle, has said work on India’s first high speed train popularly known as bullet train will kickstart on September 14 with a foundation stone laying ceremony in Ahmedabd.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe are set to green flag the project on Thursday, September 14. Abe has indicated Japan, world’s third largest economy, is expected to sign as many as 10 memorandums of understandings. It is also expected Japan will increase its investment into Gujarat from present $1 billion to $3 billion.
“The commencement of work on the country’s first High Speed Rail (Bullet train) project will begin on September 14 in Ahmedabad,” IANS quoted Mr Goyal as saying to the media persons. Goyal adds the bullet train technology would revolutionise and transform India’s transport sector. Here are five things that will give you a peak into the maiden bullet train project. Read More…
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