Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is the main funding agency in Bullet Train project of India. It would be engaging experts to boost the regional economy of the areas where stations would fall en-route between Mumbai and Ahmadabad. This would be done keeping in view the futuristic developmental projects of the country.
Chief Representative of JICA, India – Takema Sakamoto told this to TOI in an exclusive talk here on Tuesday. He said that this was aimed under Transportation Oriented Development (TOD) as it will strengthen Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC).
“Regional economic development is one of the main focus areas in this high-speed rail project. As Ahmadabad and Mumbai were well connected through flights but connecting these two big cities through rail was aimed to give an economic boost to areas in between and for that, we are hiring expertise” said Sakamoto. Read More
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