Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to visit India to attend bullet-train project ceremony

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe to visit India to attend bullet-train project ceremony

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit India in September to attend the ‘bhoomi poojan’ and foundation stone laying ceremony of the Rs. 97,636-crore Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail link using Japanese bullet-train technology.

During the visit, Abe will also hold bilateral talks with his Prime Minister Narendra Modi and is expected to serve as “top salesman” for the adoption of the Shinkansen technology by other Indian railway systems, with China also aiming to win orders for the projects, the Japan Times reported.

The 500-km railway will link Mumbai and Ahmedabad in western India, with services planned to commence in 2023. This train is based on Japanese high-speed technology called Shinkansen, known for its safety and comfort.

India has pledged to build high-speed railways focussed on the four major cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.

When Modi went to Japan last November, he travelled by Shinkansen with Abe from Tokyo to Kobe to visit a bullet-train plant of Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd., a maker of Shinkansen cars.

 

News Source: ANI

You might also like

Bombay HC asks Maharashtra government why villagers not allowed to offer B&B?

A division bench of Justices NH Patil and MS Karnik posed the question to the government on a writ petition filed by more than 150 villagers. The Bombay High Court

Technology

Smiths Detection launches new website in China

Smiths Detection today launched a new website at smithsdetection.cn. The website offers quick and easy navigation to Smiths Detection’s products and services in Simplified Chinese, specifically designed for the Chinese

Jordan An Ideal Host for MICE

In addition to the reliable warm and sunny weather through out the year, Jordan is a land of great history and even greater beauty. Thanks to its outstanding hotels (with