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Modi and Abe lay foundation stone of Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project

WION Web Team Delhi, India Sep 14, 2017, 04.25 AM (IST)

Sep 14, 2017, 09.53 AM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe will lay the foundation stone for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project in Ahmedabad.

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Sep 14, 2017, 10.00 AM

Railway minister Piyush Goyal speaking at the inauguration of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High-Speed Rail project. The minister said that the project symbolises the brotherhood between the people of Japan and India.

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Sep 14, 2017, 10.06 AM

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is at the foundation stone laying ceremony in Ahmedabad, said that the inauguration of the Bullet Train project is also the inauguration of a "New India".

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Sep 14, 2017, 10.11 AM

On the criticism of the Bullet Train project, railway minister Piyush Goyal said that many people criticised Rajdhani Express as well but now everybody wants to travel in it.

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Sep 14, 2017, 10.23 AM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe inaugurate the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project.

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Sep 14, 2017, 10.28 AM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe extended his support to the "Make In India" programme. He said that if both the countries work together nothing is impossible.

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Sep 14, 2017, 10.32 AM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi starts his address, welcomes Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Gujarat. He congratulates the people of India for the Bullet Train project, says it will bring jobs to the country. 

Sep 14, 2017, 10.38 AM

A good transport network plays an important role in nation's development. The Prime Minister said that the Bullet Train changed the face of Japan. 

Sep 14, 2017, 10.41 AM

PM Modi: "Technology is changing rapidly. Our focus is on high-speed connectivity. More productivity with high-speed connectivity."

Sep 14, 2017, 10.43 AM

"Growth will come from areas of high-speed corridors," PM Modi said.

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Sep 14, 2017, 10.46 AM

Japan has extended India a loan of Rs 88,000 crore at an interest rate of 0.1 per cent. Prime Minister Modi thanked Japan for its support in building the high-speed rail. 

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Sep 14, 2017, 10.50 AM

PM Modi: The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail project will make the corridor into a 'Special Economic Zone'.

Sep 14, 2017, 10.51 AM

PM Modi: Our manufacturing units will benefit from the Bullet Train project. It will boost the "Make in India" programme, will generate direct and indirect employment. 

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Sep 14, 2017, 10.53 AM

PM Modi: "GST has shortened the time taken to transport goods from one place to another."

Sep 14, 2017, 10.55 AM

PM Modi: "Doubling of tracks and its electrification has been fast-tracked. Investment in railways has gone up and faster completion of projects are being undertaken."

Sep 14, 2017, 10.57 AM

PM Modi: "Eastern and Western freight corridors are being built to cut the time taken to transport goods."

Sep 14, 2017, 10.58 AM

PM Modi: "High-speed training institute to be built in Vadodara. Will impart skills in high-speed technology"

Sep 14, 2017, 11.00 AM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his gratitude to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, says he hopes that the project gets completed by 2022 when India will celebrate its 75th year of independence.  

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