Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ongoing India visit is the most talked about in the political circle. Abe along with PM Modi laid the foundation stone for the proposed Ahmedabad-Mumbai High-Speed Rail Network or better known as the bullet train.
Talking about PM Modi's pet project, Abe said how Japan is committed to the policy of 'Make in India'. He began the speech with a 'Namastey' and said he really liked Gujarat and India.
Interestingly, he reportedly added that, "If we were to merge Japan's 'Ja' and India's 'I', it becomes 'Jai'. If we work together, nothing is impossible. PM Modi and I will work towards realizing Jai Japan, Jai India."
"A powerful India is beneficial for Japan and a powerful Japan is beneficial for India," he added.
Japan PM Shinzo Abe says Indo-Japan partnership is special, strategic and global, Abe said, according to PTI. "My good friend Prime Minister Narendra Modi is a far-sighted leader. He took a decision two years ago to bring high-speed train in India and to create a new India," he added.
Talking about the bullet train, it has a capacity of 750 people and will reduce the travel time between Mumbai and Ahmadabad from seven to three hours.
A total of total 12 stations have been proposed such as Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, Ahmedabad and Sabarmati. It will cover a total of 508 kms and will cover the distance in 2 hours seven minutes if the trains stop at only four stations - Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Mumbai. The Rs 1.10 trillion train project is expected to be completed by 2022.