Those who claim bullet train will create jobs are bluffing: Shiv Sena

Manish Tewari and Narendra Modi

Manish Tewari and Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe yesterday launched India's first bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. She added that the project was a result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's self-centered nature to add a feather to his cap.

Questioning the economic viability of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, the Congress on Thursday said the foundation stone laying ceremony was timed ahead of the Gujarat elections, primarily to push projects just before the polls.

The party also said it was done to "mislead the people". "It seems as if there is a competition among trains to get derailed", the Sena quipped in an editorial in its mouthpiece "Saamana". Party sources acknowledged that the launch of the bullet train project could consolidate urban votes in the BJP's favour. The ambitious Rs. 1.10 lakh crore project will cut travel time between the two cities from seven hours to less than three.

The first such high speed rail system began operations in Japan way back in 1964 and was widely known as the Bullet train.

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In a government resolution (GR) issued by the home department (transport) on Tuesday, conditions have been set as to the cost of the land at BKC to be allocated by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA).

"The government earned Rs 175,000 crore profit from petrol and diesel excise duties".

On the speed front Indian Railways is now running trains like Gatiman Express with maximum speed of 160 kmph.

"The UPA government had signed an agreement with Japan in 2013".

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Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, while addressing the media here, even asserted that the Prime Minister should have laid the foundation in Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, and not in Ahmedabad, claiming that this decision was taken just to impress the people of Gujarat sin the wake of the forthcoming Assembly election in the state. The study for this high speed train popularly referred to as Bullet Train has been done by Japan International Cooperation Agency ( JICA).

He also charged the Modi government with "completely abdicating its responsibility" for safety of passengers, while focussing on this one project.

It also criticized that the bullet train project was being fast tracked even as there were a number of railway projects in Vidharbha, Konkan and Marathwada that were yet to commence.

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