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Mumbai: ‘Need to learn safe travel from Japan’, says Shiv Sena

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Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday 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 on Thursday 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. 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 this is the most shameful period of negligence on the part of Indian Railways. Nowadays, hardly any day passes without a train getting derailed,” the Sena quipped.