外文标题：Chinese President Xi Jinping may offer cheaper high-speed trains during his India visit
BEIJING: Bullet trains to kickstart state-of-the-art infrastructure in India have caught the imagination of Japanese and the Chinese.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India from September 17 will witness a landmark railway framework cooperation that involves introducing bullet trains, upgrading existing railway lines, modernising India’s rail platforms and cooperation between the railway academies and personnel of both countries.
This comes within weeks of Japan’s offer for bullet trains to India beginning with Mumbai-Ahmedabad route. To make the offer more attractive, China will also provide finance to India for supply of bullet trains. Official sources told ET that upgrading existing rail lines are also important for India and will reduce travel time by increasing speed of trains.
China Railway Chief Engineer HE Huawu told a select group of reporters that China would provide proven advanced technology for bullet trains or High Speed Railway and this will be cost effective.
There are indications that China could provide bullet trains for six routes in India, including Kolkata-Mumbai and Delhi-Mumbai routes. Huawu claimed that the per km building cost of their bullet trains is lower than that of Japan, Germany, France, UK and South Korea.
He claimed that China can provide guarantee for completing project within the pre decided time frame and quality of the project. Team of China Railway officials have been visiting India to discuss the project including one team which visited last week. The Modi government has made creation of modern infrastructure as one if its top priorities.
Please don’t buy from China, either developed by your own or buy from japan at this time But don’t buy from China, don’t means don’t.
Partha Tripathi (kolkata)
Chineese products not known for quality products
Narender Raj G (Hyderabad, Telangana State)
Indians lost crores of rupess on cheap chinese mobiles even some died while rechrging their phones. China can provide only cheap product !!!!
Chinese fast trains supplied to pakistan is having Technical issues ,it stops at random.. so they are technically not sound , time for experts to get it checked and make sure no bugs are built in….
If India is really smart, then they should and can have China + Japan by playing China vs Japan.
ktanna81 (Toronto, Canada)
Sometimes I wonder if people just make up their minds without even reading the article. China makes cheap things as well as expensive things. They make everything. They export bullet trains all around the world whereas Japan has failed to sell trains to even one nation outside of itself. Given China and is closer to India economically (similar per-capita income levels), it makes much more sense to import from them at a more reasonable price given how expensive bullet trains are. If you were to compare safety levels of China to Indian railways then China is 1,000 times safer.
India needs assistance from both the no.2 && no.3 economy of the world to modernize railways.