Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe laid the foundation stone of India’s first bullet train project between Ahmedabad-Mumbai on Thursday.
On the occasion, Railyway minister Piyush Goyal said: “Many people criticised the introduction of Rajdhani, but now it is the train everyone wants to travel in.”
Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has agreed to allot 0.9 hectares of land at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) here for a station for the proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train with certain conditions.
A Government Resolution (GR) issued by the Maharashtra Home Department on September 12 said the state has set a condition that the cost of the land at BKC should be considered a part of Maharashtra’s preliminary share of Rs 125 crore for the project.
The Maharashtra government also wants the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JAICA) to fund the Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train project on the same terms as the Mumbai-Ahmedabad project, an official in the Chief Minister’s Office said here. Read More…