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PM okays Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train plan

December 18, 2004 20:29 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has approved the proposal for a bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, Union Minister of State for Railways Naranbhai Rathva said on Saturday.

A decision on selecting the agency for starting the bullet train service will be taken in February, he said in Vadodara.

He said companies from Japan, France, Italy and Germany had shown interest in the project.

Rathva, who inaugurated a new running room in Vadodara, urged for speeding up survey for construction of third rail track between Mumbai and Ahmedabad to ease traffic.

He said it was difficult to introduce new trains on the Western Railway section because of heavy traffic.

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Sub: Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train

MY reactio to this bullet train proposal is different. Leave the government, the media itself is guilty of ahving played only to corproates and not ...

Posted by s subramanyan

Sub: This could be a new phase in Indian Railway History

This a great and really challenging task. But it will set a new phase in india. As all the developed nations are running bullet trains, ...

Posted by rajesh sonalekar

Sub: Bullet train in India

We have to appreciate our PM for approving the introduction of first bullet train in India. It is to be noted this is after 40 ...

Posted by Dr. T.P.D. Rajan

Sub: Approval of bullet train!

I think it is good news for the few. It seems to be long term plan strategy of the central govt to snatch Jewel MUMBAI ...

Posted by Dr. Jeevan PATIL

Sub: 'Heavy Traffic' on Western Rly

The Minister of State of Railways says the traffic on Western Railway is very heavy and there is need for a third line.I do not ...

Posted by CS Muralidhar


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