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Japan to speed up study on Mumbai – Ahmedabad bullet train

Going ahead with the ambitious bullet train plan, Japan and India today agreed to expedite the ongoing study for the Mumbai—Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor.

Akihiro Ohta, Japan’s Minister for Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism met Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda here and discussed in details about the proposed high speed rail corridor in India.

Japan International Cooperation Agency is currently conducting a feasibility study on the 534—km—long Mumbai— Ahmedabad route for running the bullet train at a speed of 300 km per hour.

The Japanese minister expressed his willingness to assist India in financing and studying the high speed rail project, said a senior Railway Ministry official.

India and Japan are also cooperating on Western Dedicated Freight Corridor.

Both sides agreed to resolve pending issues involved in the Western Corridor so as to ensure the expeditious implementation of the DFC project, the official said.

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