Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is arriving in India on September 13 for his two-day visit and will be inaugurating the project of India’s first bullet train with Modi on Thursday in Ahmedabad. The project that marks a great advancement in the transport infrastructure and railways of the country is a joint venture between Indian Railways and Shinkansen Technology, a Japanese company. The first bullet rail link being established between Ahmedabad and Mumbai will prove to be the biggest development in railway transport in post-Independence India as it will reduce the travel time between the two cities from the present 7-8 hours to less than 3 hours.
Bullet Train. Representational Image AmarUjala
The new Railways Minister, Piyush Goyal, has said that the first bullet train is expected to be functional on August 15, 2022, the day India will complete 75 years of Independence.