Bullet train concept not possible in India: TMC

Bullet train concept not possible in India: TMC

The bullet train concept is not possible in India and it is a “hoax” and a false promise of the government, the TMC on July 11 said in the Lok Sabha. Participating in the debate in Lok Sabha on demand of grants for Railways, TMC member Sudip Bandyopadhyay said these can be called as high speed trains and not bullet trains.

“It is a hoax and a false promise,” Bandyopadhyay said, adding bullet trains have a separate structure. “It is a bogus on Indian soil,” he added. He also said that the government should look at railway bridges which are over 100 years old as it involves safety and security of passengers.

Bandyopadhyay said there is a huge vacancy for gangmen and drivers. Vacancies for gangmen have reached two lakh and there is also a shortage of rail drivers, he said.

“Drivers are overburdened. Between 3 am and 5 am, rail drivers feel sleepy and during that time accidents happen,” he said. Read More

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