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Bullet train not a common man's dream: Sena

Bullet train not a common man's dream: Sena”

"Japan has been running bullet trains since 1964, and that too at the speed of 500 to 600 km per hour", said the editorial and added that the important point here is that why there have been no accidents in Japan despite trains running at such speed. National Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil said the decision to execute Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project was first taken by the UPA government as part of the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC). It also pointed out that the bullet train project was being fast tracked even as there were several railway projects in Vidharbha, Konkan and Marathwada that were not implemented.

Mr. Kharge also said that the BJP, that has promised "bullet trains", has done away with "Railway Budget", a reflection of the status and capacity of the railways.

Questioning the economic viability of the Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train project, the Congress on Thursday said the foundation stone laying ceremony was timed ahead of the Gujarat elections, primarily to push projects just before the polls. Bullet trains won't benefit a chunk of the country, especially those from the economically backward sections. "Even as Mumbai local trains suffer daily, a bullet train will be running between Ahmedabad and Mumbai", the editorial said. Training guns on Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the Sena said of the 508 km, 156 km and four stations will run through this state for which it would need to shell out at least Rs 30,000 crore, plus tackle the problems of rehabilitation of farmers and project-affected-persons.

"(Former Prime Minister) Pandit (Jawaharlal) Nehru laid the foundation of several projects, from Bhakra Nangal to Bhaba Atomic Research Centre, to ensure the country advances in technology and science. The editorial stated, "Whoever is saying that the project will generate employment is lying".

He claimed the government had allocated only five per cent of the Rs 1.1 lakh crore required for railway safety despite "horrific" train accidents taking place in the last couple of years.

The project will cost R1.8 billion and will be funded from a loan from Japan, with an interest rate of 0.1%. It added that the project would require land from Maharashtra.



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