As Indian PM Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe laid the foundation stone of India’s first Bullet Train project, Shiv Sena termed it as “unnecessary”. “The PM’s dream isn’t for the common man, but for the interest of the wealthy and the business class, and this is the reason for making Piyush Goyal the Railway Minister,” the BJP-ally added.
The announcement of Japan and India’s joint bullet train project has been received with much disapproval by the Shiv Sena. In the editorial of its mouthpiece, Saamana, the party on Thursday claimed that a bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad is unnecessary when the Indian Railways and the Mumbai local trains are already suffering, and the basic problems of the country are going unresolved.
“Even as Mumbai suburb’s local trains suffer daily, a bullet train will be running between Ahmedabad and Mumbai,” commented the Shiv Sena.
The editorial also pointed that the bullet train project is being fulfilled over and above the demands of Maharashtra for rail projects for Vidarbha, Marathwada, and Konkan.
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