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14 September, 2017, 00:47 | Author: Gregory Stephens
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As Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe lay the foundation stone for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project in Gujarat, tribals in Maharashtra and Gujarat will meet tehsildars of tribal areas that will be impacted by the project and submit letters of protest.

The bullet train will connect Mumbai and Ahmedabad and will be linked by a total of 12 stations. According to sources, the Railways has planned to run two types of bullet trains on the basis of their speed. It is estimated to slash travel time between the two cities from eight hours to around two to three.

PM Modi hopes the project "will launch a revolution in Indian railways" and "become an engine of economic transformation" in the South Asian nation. The government of India will directly bear the rest of the cost. "About 825 hectares of land would be acquired for the high speed rail", he said.

India's colonial-era rail network carries some 22 million passengers daily, making it one of the busiest in the world. Despite its significance, the infrastructure remains poorly maintained and inefficient, lacking both modern signaling and communication systems.

The success of Suzuki and others transformed India's auto industry, which employs millions today. However, newly appointed Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal on Monday announced that the government had advanced the date of completion by more than a year. Modi recently replaced his railway minister after a series of derailments, including one last month in which at least 23 people lost their lives in northern Uttar Pradesh state. Almost 150 died in a similar accident in November. The government says it is investing $137 billion (€115 billion) over five years to renovate the crumbling network. However, it will be interesting to see if the driving force behind these trains in India will be able to replicate the discipline of their Japanese counterparts. These are Delhi-Mumbai, Delhi-Kolkata, Mumbai-Chennai, Delhi-Chandigarh, Mumbai-Nagpur and Delhi-Nagpur High-Speed Rail Links.

China has built its high-speed rail network at a rapid pace over the past decade. Now, it is time to have new technology.


"Indian is lagging when it comes to using modern technology and globally discarded technology was used for planning progress of Indian Railways in the past", said Goyal.

A powerful symbol of Japanese industrial prowess and engineering might, the Shinkansen is renowned for its excellent performance. The train also reduces a pain point for Prime Minister Modi - jobs.

Still, carrying out construction of high-speed rail lines is an incredibly expensive affair.

The train will make 70 Ahmedabad-Mumbai rides. The interest on this loan would be as low as 0.1%. The loan has a 15-year moratorium with total repayment period of 50 years.

The project will be based on Japan's Shinkansen high-speed rail technology and Japan is also providing a soft loan of 880 bln rupees, accounting for 81% of the total estimated project cost of 1.08 trln rupees.

The two countries have close security ties and hold regular joint military exercises. But it is also among the most risky.

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