June 21, 2018

India launches first bullet train project

16 September 2017, 11:44 | Devin Moran

Bullet train not a common man's dream: Sena

The Bullet Train Project Can Potentially Transform Our Railways Ecosystem

"Most of the stops are in Gujarat and there are stops in places which have a population of just 36,000", said Congress spokesperson R.P.N. Singh.

"I hope to enjoy the handsome scenery of India through the windows of the bullet train when I come back here in a few years". Nobody sought a bullet train. Moreover, the newly-appointed Railway Minister Piyush Goyal - who is also the BJP treasurer - has been specifically brought in only for this project, the Sena said, adding "as part of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's "policy of transparency". This was a $7 billion contract envisaged under the Delhi-Mumbai Economic Corridor that would have also led to the introduction of bullet trains.

Of the 508-km route and 12 stations of the bullet train, 120 km and four stations will fall in Maharashtra. The foundation stone of India's first high-profile high-speed rail project was jointly laid in Ahmedabad on Thursday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. "This is loot, yet we are congratulating the Prime Minister on his dream-fulfilling project".

"Even before the train picks up speed, it will halt at the next stop".

The main opposition Congress called the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high-speed train an "election bullet train" project launched with an eye on the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls.

Both countries are in territorial disputes with China, and their close ties are seen by some as a response against China's growing influence in the region.

"My good friend Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a farsighted leader". Therefore, Shiv Sena wants the government to first revive railway projects in these areas instead of focussing on bullet train venture.

"Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation for several projects, from the Bhakra Nangal to the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, to ensure the country advanced in technology and science".

Once again, one of their oldest ally, Shiv Sena, slammed the government's priorities and termed the exorbitant investment as a dream for the rich and wealthy.

Even a group of farmers from Boisar in Palghar district of Maharashtra protested against the project fearing acquisition of their lands.

Only time will tell us whether the bullet train project is elitist or for the development of all Indians.

Other News

Trending Now

Key stats ahead of India-Australia ODI series that begins on Sunday
Australia will be without Aaron Finch in this series but Smith says it doesn't change anything. The 28-year-old scored 330 runs in 5 matches to finish as highest run-getter in the series.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (FOXA) Shares Bought by Pacad Investment Ltd.
The stock of Credicorp Ltd. (USA) (NYSE:BAP) has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, August 11 by JP Morgan. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track American Tower Corporation 1 of them rate its stock a hold.

Iceland PM calls for snap vote after government falls
Icelandic journalist Hjortur Gudmundsson said that the coalition is already fragile and another election would be a likely option. In 2004, Hjalti Sigurjon Hauksson, a friend of Sveinsson, was convicted of raping his step-daughter almost everyday for 12 years.

Brewers give Miller Park a South Florida makeover for Marlins 'homestand'
We were ready to host. "All of our employees, as well as our entire community, have other needs that must take a priority". Samson said the Marlins still intend to host a home series at Marlins Park that starts Monday against the New York Mets .

Hubble Spots Pitch Black Planet that Eats Light
Hubble observed WASP-12b when the planet's star passed in front of the planet from Earth's perspective in October 2016. First spotted in 2008 , WASP-12b circles a Sun-like star residing 1,400 light-years away in the constellation Auriga.

Police have identified London explosion terrorist
Mrs May said: "The public will see more armed police on the transport network and on our streets, providing extra protection". The attack injured dozens at the Parsons Green station, and ISIS claims it was carried out by an affiliated unit.

Big B & Aamir Khan prepare for action in 'Thugs Of Hindostan'
Helmed by Vijay Krishna Acharya , the film also stars Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in key roles. Now, the still leaked online shows Aamir looks nothing like what we're accustomed to seeing him in his previous films.

New Assassin's Creed Origins Trailer Features The "Order Of The Ancients"
Today Ubisoft has finally unveiled the main opponents Baleka Assassin's Creed: Origins who call themselves the Order of Ancient. They are identified as the true force behind Egypt's Pharaoh, and that they seek the power equivalent to ancient gods.

CBSE issues showcause notice to Ryan school over Pradhuman's murder
In addition, the school authorities may immediately take following measures to enhance the security of children in schools. School child protection committees can help the management ensure a safer environment.

A Quarter Of Floridians Still Don't Have Power After Irma
She said that despite support from the United Way and Monroe County, those funds, post hurricane, will soon be running out. This deployment will be different, as much of the restoration effort will require total rebuilding of power grid systems.