The bullet train project connecting Mumbai to Ahmedabad is one of the most ambitious projects of the country. Raising its ambitions a notch high, Indian Railways is planning to manufacture bullet trains in India giving the project a “Make in India” touch, reported Hindustan Times.
Initially the bullet trains which are known as Shinkansen in Japan will be imported from Japan but Indian railways wants to manufacture them in India at a later stage. Railways is willing to offer one of its factories in India to a Japanese company for manufacturing of the coaches, officials of the Railways told the daily.
In September, a presentation was given by the Indian railways to a working group – comprising of representatives from India and Japan monitoring the implementation of the project. In the presentation, modern coach factory (MCF) in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh was projected as a potential bullet train coach manufacturing site by the railways. Read more
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