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  1. Bullet train project will be demonetisation-like move: Congress leader P Chidambaram

Bullet train project will be demonetisation-like move: Congress leader P Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram today criticised the bullet train project, saying it will be a demonetisation-like move "which will kill everything else", and suggested that the money should instead be spent on improving rail safety.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 30, 2017 3:20 PM
chidambaram criticised bullet train, chidambaram on bullet train, bullet train in india, specialty of bullet train Congress leader P Chidambaram. (PTI)

Congress leader P Chidambaram today criticised the bullet train project, saying it will be a demonetisation-like move “which will kill everything else”, and suggested that the money should instead be spent on improving rail safety. The former finance minister’s comments come a day after a stampede on a footbridge connecting Mumbai’s suburban railway stations of Parel and Elphinstone claimed 22 lives.

The bullet train project, linking Mumbai and Ahmedabad, is not for ordinary people but an “ego trip for the high and mighty”, he alleged.

Chidambaram also suggested that Railway Minister Piyush Goyal should instead use the Rs one lakh crore meant for the project for ensuring railway safety in the country.

“Bullet train will be like demonetisation. It will kill everything else including safety. “Railway Minister may take pledge on day after. Rs one lakh crore for rail safety, track upgrading, signalling & not for bullet train,” he said on Twitter.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe had on September 14 laid the foundation stone for India’s first bullet train between the two cities.

The Rs 1.10 lakh-crore project is expected to be completed by 2022. The train would cover a distance of over 500 km in around two hours.

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  1. Leopold Kanappilly
    Sep 30, 2017 at 9:13 pm
    PRIME MINISTER MUST BE INDIA FIRST, AND NOT BULLET-TRAIN FIRST ? It's not for Ordinary Indians but an “ Ego Trip for the High and Mighty few-Corporators " mostly common-man's Taxpaying Money))))))))
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    1. michal saminathan
      Sep 30, 2017 at 3:38 pm
      this is what the whole country is saying . but whom did Modi consult on it? his bunch of stupid advisers? this country is going to pay a lot heavily for having elected Modi . He is going to completely undo all that were done in the past 70 years and takes us back to 19th century. that much is very sure....what a audacity for these BJP guys to take bold stupid moves!!!
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