Ahmedabad: Japan’s Parliamentary Vice-Minister, Akimoto Masatoshi on Saturday inspected the sites of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train and the Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar metro rail projects respectively. Masatoshi said,”There is a lot of interest among Indians in Japanese cooperation in high-speed rail and metro projects. Japan has a bigger responsibility to respond to these expectations.”
He also lauded the safety measures set in place at the project sites
The Japanese government was committed to helping the Indian government to improve the safety standards of the Indian Railways, he added.
Mumbai-Ahmedabad Bullet Train
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed rail corridor is an under-construction high-speed rail line connecting the cities of Ahmedabad in Gujarat and Mumbai in Maharashtra.
It will be India’s first high-speed rail line.
It is scheduled to be operational by 2022.
The MEGA (Metro-Link Express for Gandhinagar & Ahmedabad) is an under construction mass-transit rail system for the cities of Ahmedabad & Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
The construction, which started in 2015, is expected to be complete by 2020.
The Japanese government has provided soft loans to both the projects.