After Mumbai bridge collapse, NCP says scrap bullet train plan


After Mumbai bridge collapse, NCP says scrap bullet train plan

The NCP Friday demanded that the multi-billion dollar Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project be scrapped, a day after a foot overbridge connected to iconic CSMT station collapsed here, killing six persons and injuring 31.

Nationalist Congress Party MLA Jitendra Awhad said the money being spent on the high speed rail project, a joint venture between India and Japan, should be invested to upgrade suburban railway facilities in the metropolis and surrounding areas.
He said scrapping the bullet train project would be part of the NCP’s manifesto and claimed it would be called off within one month of the party attaining power.

“The prime concern of the government should be improvement of railway facilities. A blame game by authorities is not the solution. Read More

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