The Indian government’s high-speed rail project will mark a paradigm shift in the way people travel in the country. Yet a few articles critical of the project have surfaced in the media. It is essential that matters relating to the issue are put in the right perspective so that the general public gets the real picture. This is all the more important keeping in view the fact that the major strides that the nation takes in its march towards development and growth often get clouded by a dialogue that is political in nature. Like planes. which are so popular, the bullet train will also be a means of mass travel between Ahmedabad and Mumbai.
September 14, 2017, will go down in the annals of history as a giant leap for the Indian Railways (IR). On this day, the nation took a major step forward: it displayed its intent of moving away from the era of slow-speed trains to high-speed ones. As a citizen, and also as a railwayman, it was indeed one of the proudest moments for me. The very thought that the journey from the land of the Mahatma to the commercial capital of the nation would get covered in a timeframe much shorter than what air travel entails, and that this is just the beginning, is indeed exciting. Read More
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