Shinkansen Bullet Train Faced Opposition Even In Japan, Naysayers In India Too: Piyush Goyal


Shinkansen Bullet Train Faced Opposition Even In Japan, Naysayers In India Too: Piyush Goyal

When the bullet train was conceptualised in Japan, it was opposed by many, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday amid growing opposition for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet train project over the high costs involved. At the second International Conference on Technological Advancement in Railways and Metro Projects 2018, he said the railways will have to look at the best of the technology available anywhere in the world and apply it to the country’s infrastructure

“I am glad to share that when the Shinkansen bullet train was first conceptualised in Japan in the 1950s, many Japanese politicians and academicians had strongly opposed it.

“We have a fair share of naysayers in the country. Whenever we speak of introducing new technology or bring up an out of the box idea, there is a lot of resistance,” Goyal said. Read More

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