Bullet Trains Transformed Japan. Can They Do The Same For Narendra Modi’s New India?

Bullet Trains Transformed Japan. Can They Do The Same For Narendra Modi’s New India?

Robust economy and high speed bullet trains of Japan are inseparable. Japan’s economic progress coincided with the success of bullet trains in the country. Prime Minister Bullet Trains  has high hopes from the bullet trains in India. The foundation stone for the first bullet train project was today laid in Ahmedabad by PM Narendra Modi and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Japan has only 20 per cent of its geographical area as habitable. About 75 per cent area of Japan is covered by mountains. Japan also has a forest cover of over 68 per cent. The combined result is that Japan’s population is hugely concentrated in a few urban centres, with capital Tokyo accounting for about one-third of the total population.

When Japan launched its new economic programme after the devastation of the World War-II, it saw fast-paced vertical progress. But, development was not trickling down to smaller centres and villages even in the vicinity of the big centres like Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. Read More…

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