Japan pips China to build India’s first bullet train
NEW DELHI: The bullet train accident in China four years ago along with low-cost finance and a promise to have a substantial ‘Make in India’ component and transfer of technology clinched the deal for Japan to build the first high-speed train that will run between Mumbai and Ahmedabad — with the possibility of extending it to Delhi in future.
The Rs 98,000 crore project was cleared by the cabinet on Wednesday evening and is set to be announced during Japanese premier Shinzo Abe’s visit later this week.
Sources told TOI that a committee headed by NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya has said that the Shinkansen System had the best safety record with no fatalities in addition to the fact that delays on a trip did not exceed a minute. Design flaws and weak management are said to have caused a crash in the south-eastern city of W*zhou in which 40 died and close to 200 were injured. China was keen on funding and building the country’s first bullet train as it sought to enhance its railway footprint across the globe.
But there is still chance for others. Although Japan is keen to fund other similar projects, the government has kept the window open to partner with other countries, sources said.
消息人士对印度时报记者说， Arvind Panagariya领衔的委员会表示，日本新干线系统保持着最佳的安全记录，没有出现过致命伤亡，而且晚点时间不超过一分钟。而据说设计缺陷和管理不良造成了温州动车事故。
Excellent… no need of chinese junk.
Well,you may have typed that on a keyboard made in China!! LOL
ramakrishna murthy Yeleswarapu
chinese train will run for two days and then we all know what will happen
USA, Russia, Southeast Asian, and other countries have already chosen first advanced bullet trains to be Chinese. It is true Japanese trains are also excellent and are the safest in the world, but India may not be able to pay for them if more orders needed. I hope India make right choice with brain instead of prejudice because it is alone.
ramakrishna murthy Yeleswarapu
japanese products are the best.Their bullet train has had no accident till date.And they are giving us 50 years to pay for it whatmore do you need
if we have to use BRAIN, we are not to go for bullet trains as of now, UNTIL all our ground conditions are met with !
Japanese engineering and manufacturing are superior and truthful than German. That is the fact.
How can India trust Pakistan’s brother and arms/aid provider with critical projects in India?
Let them build for Porkis!
Problem with Chinese technology is that we don’t know how much is their own R&D and how much of that is copied. Such a situation will definetly lead to disasters in future. Besides China is not even a fair weather friend.
In USA San Francisco-Los Angeles Bullet Train of 450 Miles (720KM) is going to cost $120B, In India the Same Distance Train would cost $30B.
Bullet Train between Chennai and Bangluru would be much better option
Japan has the perhaps the world’s best Mass Transport System. It is efficient and safe. If Japan can build it for $15 Billion, it is very very cheap. Well Done Niti Ayog? I challenge why Mumbai Ahmedabad?