外文标题：Japanese funds, technology to fire India’s Rs 60,000 crore bullet-train dream
NEW DELHI: With Japan committing to fund bullet trains, the dream of running high-speed trains on Indian tracks is now a step closer.
PM Narendra Modi's dream project got a big push after Japan expressed readiness to provide financial, technical and operational support to introduce bullet trains in India in a joint statement.
The first high-speed train is expected to run between Ahmedabad and Mumbai at an estimated cost of around Rs 60,000-70,000 crores.
As Japan is a pioneer in running superfast trains, the agreement is expected to help Modi achieve his dream of a bullet train for India running at a maximum of 300 km per hour.
"Lauding PM Modi's vision for development of world class infrastructure in India, including high-speed railway system, PM Abe expressed his hope that India could introduce Shinkansen system for the Ahmedabad-Mumbai route," said the statement.
Railways officials associated with the ambitious project were enthused at the developments. "This is a very positive statement. Japan agreed to provide financial, technical and operation support," said a senior official.
An official said the joint statement paves the way for sorting out funding and technology issues related to the construction of the high-speed Ahmedabad-Mumbai corridor. The railways is insisting on a technology transfer to provide for indigenous manufacture of rolling stock (coaches, wagons, etc) and high-speed technology.
Ed aka Prem PremAnan (Prem PremAnand)
BULLET TRAINS WILL BE USELESS until the tracks of railway are raised above the ground such that people/transport and stray animals can cross from below. with magnetic LEVITATION, the entire train can be raise very high above as well. Let us see what they design to meet indian challenge that is safe.
Ed aka Prem PremAnan (Prem PremAnand) replies to Ed aka Prem PremAnan
secondly, the system needs to built into the trains to avoid collision is same direction (like stopped train ) and trains changing tracks. Most likely, this situation can be avoid by new design.
Gummaluri Venkata Sitarama Sastry (Unknown)
Bullet train is the dream of Indians but is our infrastructure enough to run them.