Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his counterpart Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of India’s first bullet train, the 508-km long Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail at the Sabarmati athletic ground in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
Also, they are expected to sign several agreements on strategic, financial and development cooperation.
Speaking during the inugration ceremony PM Modi said, “The bullet train will depart from ‘aamru’ Ahmedabad to ‘aamchi’ Mumbai. We want the common man in our country to use high-end technology.
“Ground-breaking of high speed rail has happened in the 70th year of India’s Independence... I hope that we see the service operational on the 75th anniversary.
“Our railway network is so huge that the number of people travelling in trains every week in India is equal to Japan’s total population.”