Along with Japanese P.M. Shinzo Abe, our P.M Narendra Modi launched the project on India’s first bullet train at Gujarat’s Ahmadabad on Thursday this morning. Both Prime Ministers inaugurated this project with the remote control. The train would cover the distance of over 500km in around two hours. The project would be completed by 2022. The estimated cost to complete this project Rs 1.10 lakh crore. Japan is giving a loan of 88,000 crores at an interest of 0.1 percent. The loan will have to be repaid over 50 years. It creates an employment for 20,000 people.
After launching the project Japan P.M. Abe began his speech with Namaskara. For this prestigious project already 100 engineers came to India from Japan. Abe a strong India is good for Japan and a strong Japan is good for India. India- Japan has a strong relationship and global partnership in Indo-Pacific region. If Japan technology supports human resources of India we can make India as worlds manufactory, Abe said. It is not only a historical day for India but for Japan as well. Both countries should go forward with the slogan called Jai Japan-Jai India. I hope to enjoy the beauty of India through the windows of bullet train when I come to India in a few years, Abe said.
P.M. Modi said every nation should have the dreams and should fulfill their dreams. He said bullet train is safe and secure and creates employment. The transportation department is the basic need for any developing country. Future generation development would be possible with High-speed corridors, Modi said. Modi said bullet train is the symbol of New India. The main target of this project is that metro train should be available to the average Indian. This huge project is not only helping to develop high-speed transportation system but also helps to create employment. It is a non-polluted project which plays a key role in our life.