Opinion | Criticism Against The Bullet Train Project Is A Tad Unfair

Opinion | Criticism Against The Bullet Train Project Is A Tad Unfair

Why should Prime Minister Modi focus on bullet trains when basic safety measures are not ensured in our transport system? Bullet trains won’t benefit a chunk of the country, especially those from the economically backward sections. Arguments along these lines formed a part of a very heated debate on the need for a bullet train.

Jibes, memes and jokes on the bullet train dominated discussions on social media. What is the feasibility of this project when trains are getting derailed, quipped BJP’s ally, the Shiv Sena. Clearly the country is a divided house on the issue.

But what is most amusing is the urge to constantly draw comparisons between the issue of dilapidated railways and need for a bullet train. Nowhere am I suggesting that Indian railways don’t need an overhaul. Read More…

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