PM Modi & Japanese PM Abe launch bullet train project
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday launched the high-speed bullet train project in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
On the occasion, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis were also present among others.
Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe addressed people, saying that today is a historic day, not only for India but for Japan as well, as the partnership between India and Japan moves forward. Japan’s PM said he is grateful that Japan got the opportunity to build the first bullet train in India. He added, a strong India is good for Japan and a strong Japan is good India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the people, saying that no country can grow unless it has a dream and a goal as well as determination to take steps towards achieving the goals. He added that today, India has taken a big step toward development. PM Modi said that the Bullet Train will depart from ‘Aamru’ in Ahmedabad to ‘Aamchi’ in Mumbai. The Prime Minister added, “We want that common man of our country gets to use high-end technology”.
On the occasion, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that he is thankful to all the people who are behind the bullet train project, being started between Maharashtra and Gujarat; with this project, both the states will get benefitted to grow further.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on the occasion said that bullet train project will complete Prime Minister Modi’s vision of ‘New India’
The bullet train is targeted to run between Mumbai and Ahmedabad on a dedicated track by 2023. It is Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream project. The train will cover the distance in two hours and will create employment opportunities for thousands of people. The construction of the high-speed train corridor will create 4,000 direct jobs and at least 20,000 indirect jobs.