Japan pushes for Bengaluru-Chennai high-speed rail

Bengaluru, Jun 18 (DHNS): Japan has reiterated its keenness to take up the high-speed train project between Bengaluru and Chennai.

Japan’s Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu, who met Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday, stated that Japan was keen to expand the high-speed rail network in India.

Hiramatsu was in Bengaluru to participate in the launch of the Green Line of Namma Metro. The ambassador discussed the progress and implementation of several projects in Bengaluru taken up utilising funds from financial institutions in Japan.

Japan uses the Shinkansen bullet train technology which is proposed to be utilised for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed train.


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  • Max and Jessie Rasquinha, Mangalore, Houston/Dallas, texas

    Tue, Jun 20 2017

    Establishing a high speed rail system between the Cities is one of the best solution of reducing the heavily congested existing travel routes between major cities of India. A convenient and fast moving railway system will not only benefit the public but also help connect cities and establish closer relations thru convenient travel modes.

    History has proven in major developed countries, particularly the United States and Canada where the travel system has reduced the travel time to the minimum, and therefore all the time saved could easily be diverted towards the family, or the community or even the country. Levying Taxation on people is the only and best solution to any City or the Country to solve the problems on so many commitments. No one wants to pay Taxes in this world. Taxes were even resented during the Biblical time. The Great Revolution of America started because of the Taxation levied by the British Empire on the U.S. Confederate States that created animosity between the people and the British Crown that enabled America to be the United States of America since 1775.

    We must also remember that the British even levied the Tax on import of salt into the country and they even forbade production of salt within the nation. All these historic lessons should be treated as our guidelines to move forward with progress. The allocation of costs in creating a railway link between Bangalore and Chennai should be left entirely in the hands of the Union Government. If necessary, the State or the Central Government should raise Bonds and raise funds in order to pay for the Rail link. All of the above is not for us alone but it is for the betterment of our future generation. The benefits planned today and tomorrow is mostly for the advantage of our new generation and therefore all the selfish motives and senseless arguments should be totally eradicated if we want India to succeed with the rest of the world. Let us think fast, let us think now for all.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, Jun 20 2017

    Let India become a modern and fast train land.Our India is having very old and antique trains.hardly any modern or in a good situation.These trains will run on elektricity or with other methods?When on electricity ,then there will be small problem ,with our electricity .(I suppose they run on vacum like ?)Anyway welcome Japan handwork.

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  • vincent rodrigues, bangaluru/Katapadi

    Mon, Jun 19 2017

    Good news and hope they take up other cities too to connect faster

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  • A.S. Mathew, U.S.

    Sun, Jun 18 2017

    To reduce the killing and bloodshed in India through traffic accidents through the congested and crooked roads through many reckless and drunken drivers, it is high time to have massive transit systems all across India.

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 20 2017

    wheres the money ,Boss?
    Only 2% of india's population pays income tax, whereas 45% of US citizens pay income tax.
    We don't want to pay tax, but want the best infrastructure. It doesn't work that way.

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  • leon d'silva, banglore

    Sun, Jun 18 2017

    i hope these became a reality with god speed . i also hope that we observe international safety for these project . Overtime, the cost would drop and the people would see its benefits..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 18 2017

    After Cauvery water row we will never again step into Chennai.
    Hope about Mangaluru - Delhi Bullet Train ...

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Sun, Jun 18 2017

    After completion of work and ready to move on ...then Chennai will say all the income should come to Chennai !!! no wonder..!!

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  • Aubb, Kuwait

    Sun, Jun 18 2017

    This will become a reality, God willing!!!

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