Mumbai demands for reforms in local trains over the new bullet train

Manish Tewari's abusive tweet against PM Modi triggered

Mr Modi succinctly underscored the importance and significance of the rail project, the first of its growth-propelling genre, by remarking that "more productivity with high-speed connectivity" is what the nation would gain from the bullet train. She added that the project was a result of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's self-centered nature to add a feather to his cap.

The Bullet train is based on Japanese Shinkansen high speed technology. Moreover, the newly-appointed Railway Minister Piyush Goyal - who is also the BJP treasurer - has been specifically brought in only for this project, the Sena said, adding "as part of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's "policy of transparency".

The bullet trains in Japan get cleaned in mere seven minutes, and it gets ready to run again.

Out of the estimated Rs 1,08,000 crore cost of the project, at least Rs 30,000 crore would have to be shelled out by the Maharashtra government, it said. But this government has allocated only 5 per cent of that amount so far.

The Congress leader said there were three lakh vancancies in the Indian Railways of which there were 1,42,000 vacancies on the safety side, which needed to be filled first.

Yesterday, Shiv Sena had severely criticised PM Modi's dream of running bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

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On the speed front Indian Railways is now running trains like Gatiman Express with maximum speed of 160 kmph.

The editorial also pointed that the bullet train project is being fulfilled over and above the demands of Maharashtra for rail projects for Vidarbha, Marathwada, and Konkan.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, while addressing the media here, even asserted that the Prime Minister should have laid the foundation in Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, and not in Ahmedabad, claiming that this decision was taken just to impress the people of Gujarat sin the wake of the forthcoming Assembly election in the state.

He also charged the Modi government with "completely abdicating its responsibility" for safety of passengers, while focussing on this one project. "He is not paying attention to the derailments that are taking place in the country", he said.

The Railways will conduct a feasibility survey for the Mumbai-Nagpur bullet train project and give its approval for the same.

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