1. Shiv Sena slams Modi’s bullet train project, recommends to learn formula of safe, clean travel from Japan

Shiv Sena slams Modi’s bullet train project, recommends to learn formula of safe, clean travel from Japan

The Shiv Sena today questioned the feasibility of the bullet train project at a time when there is a "marathon among trains to get derailed" and called for learning the formula of safe and clean travel from Japan.

By: | Mumbai | Published: September 15, 2017 12:13 PM
Shiv Sena, formula of safe, clean travel, Modi's bullet train project, Shiv Sena slams Modi's bullet train, bullet train project, India's first bullet train project  The Shiv Sena today questioned the feasibility of the bullet train project at a time when there is a “marathon among trains to get derailed” and called for learning the formula of safe and clean travel from Japan. (Image: Reuters)

The Shiv Sena today questioned the feasibility of the bullet train project at a time when there is a “marathon among trains to get derailed” and called for learning the formula of safe and clean travel from Japan. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe yesterday launched India’s first bullet train project between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, which would cover the distance of over 500 km in less than three hours. However, the Sena expressed apprehensions over the viability of such a project at a time when the country has witnessed a number of rail accidents in the recent past. “Nobody has any doubt that this is the most shameful period of negligence on the part of Indian Railways. Nowadays, hardly any day passes without a train getting derailed. It seems as if there is a competition among trains to get derailed,” the Sena quipped in an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’. “Even the railway’s most famous train Rajdhani Express hasn’t been left behind. It derailed near the national capital. Isn’t it serious that a train derails on the most secured rail section of the country?” asked Sena, which is the ally of the BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra.

Japan is running bullet trains since 1964 at a speed of 500-600 kms per hour. The speed is not important but what has to be seen is that there has never been any rail accident at such high speeds, it said. “It is important to know that a bullet train in Japan is cleaned within 7 minutes and even a minute of delay throughout the train journey comes under scrutiny. Compared to Japan, trains crawl here and despite a marathon among trains to get derailed, no accountability is fixed,” it said. “Why can we not learn from Japan the art of ensuring 100 per cent security in rail travel? Can we not learn their formula of a safe and clean travel? The nation would have been happier if India would have learnt from Japan the technique of safe rail travel,” the Sena said.

The passengers would have felt a lot more secure had the government learnt lessons from Japan in running the railways, it further said. The Sena had yesterday slammed the bullet train project, saying it was not a dream of the common man but that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It also sought to know if the Ahmedabad-Mumbai high speed train project really fits into the needs of the country. Notably, a coach of Jammu Tawi-New Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed yesterday at the New Delhi Railway station in the national capital, but no one was injured in the mishap.

On September 7, seven coaches of the Jabalpur-bound Shaktipunj Express derailed in Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. On the same day, the engine and power car of the Ranchi-Delhi Rajdhani Express derailed near Minto Bridge in Delhi, injuring a person. Also, two wagons of a goods train derailed at Khandala in Maharashtra on the same day. Prior to it, nearly 100 passengers were wounded when 10 coaches of Kaifiyat Express train derailed after crashing into a dumper which strayed on to the tracks in UP’s Auraiya district on August 23. Besides, the Utkal Express derailed in UP’s Muzaffarnagar district, killing 22 people and injuring 156, on August 19.

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    humwyd
    Sep 20, 2017 at 1:30 pm
    Why you put the picture of Chinese bullet trains in your media. Obviously, there are Chinese letters in the locomotive. This kind of train call "和谐号" in China. I think your media is awesome, because you help China to publish this kind of Chinese bullet train. Thanks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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      velaler.com velaler
      Sep 15, 2017 at 1:36 pm
      It seems that the Government is more concerned in the convenience of Diamond jewellers, who are likely to use Bullet Train for selling Diamonds in Mumbai,while staying in Surat. It is perhaps least interested in the safety of Railway pessangers. 156 years old Indian Railways need complete renovation ,which could not be done due to shortage of Funds. If Japan is gifting money or technology as PM has said, it should be asked to conduct a study for making Indian Railways as safe as Japanese Railways. More over in next 2/3 years Bullet Train Technology will become outdated in view of hyper loop started by Elon Musk that case travel time between Mumbai and Ahemdabad will reduce to 49 minutes as against 2-1/2 hours by bullet trains. We should not take such old technology that is not accepted by most of the developed countries.
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