Free Press Journal
  • First ‘serious incident’ for Japanese bullet train as a crack found

    Tokyo: A crack has been found in a Japanese “bullet train” that could have caused a derailment, officials said today, in the first-ever “serious incident” for the iconic mode of transport. Crew aboard a “shinkansen” bullet train reported a burning smell and strange noises when it pulled out of a station in southern Japan on Monday.

  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena compares BJP rule with British Raj

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday drew a comparison between the British era and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government stating that both had blind followers who believed their governance to be god’s blessing.

  • Oppose Bullet Train, Congress tells Maharashtra government

    Mumbai: Terming the proposed Bullet Train project as yet “another bullet fired at the economy” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress’ Maharashtra unit on Wednesday asked the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena to oppose the project which will not benefit the state.

  • 40 percent seats on Mumbai-Ahmedabad trains go vacant, reveals RTI querry

    Mumbai: As the Narendra Modi government proceeds with the grandiose plans for a Bullet Train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad, a RTI query has revealed that over 40 percent of seats on all the trains on this sector go vacant causing huge losses to Western Railway. According to RTI replies received by Mumbai activist Anil Galgali, only in the past one quarter, the Western Railway’s staggering losses on this sector

  • ‘Bullet trains will transform India in a positive manner’

    After a lecture about open trade between India and Japan, Hideki Asari, Minister (Political Affairs), Embassy of Japan, spoke to FPJ’s Jescilia Karayamparambil on things that concern Japan. Below is edited excerpts.

  • Bullet train project will be demonetisation-like move: P Chidambaram

    New Delhi: Congress leader P Chidambaram today criticised the bullet train project, saying it will be a demonetisation-like move “which will kill everything else”, and suggested that the money should instead be spent on improving rail safety.

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

    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.

  • Mumbai: People demands reforms in local trains over the new bullet train

    Mumbai: The announcement of Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train has received mixed reactions from the people of Mumbai, but they were unanimous in their demand for reforms in Mumbai’s local trains over the introduction of a bullet train.

  • Bullet train will bring pace to development, says PM Modi after foundation laying ceremony

    Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the ambitious Rs 1.08 lakh crore ($17 billion) bullet train project for which he and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid the foundation stone here would bring pace to development in the country. In his address after the ceremony for the 508-km Ahmedabad-Mumbai High-Speed Rail, Modi said that no country can grow if they don’t dream big. “To grow one needs to expand his

  • Shiv Sena criticises PM Narendra Modi’s bullet train project

    Mumbai: Severely criticising the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, ruling NDA ally Shiv Sena on Thursday dismissed it as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “expensive dream” which will “loot the nation of Rs 108,000 crore”. Moreover, the newly-appointed Railway Minister Piyush Goyal — who is also the BJP treasurer — has been specifically brought in only for this project, the Sena said, adding “as part of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s ‘policy of transparency’.”

  • State government allocates BMC land at BKC for Ahmedabad-Mumbai bullet train

    Mumbai: A day before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe perform the groundbreaking ceremony for a bullet train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai, the state government has agreed to allocate 0.9 hectares of land at Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) required for the railway station, but with certain pre-conditions.

  • Mumbai: Maharashtra government approves land at BKC for bullet train project

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government headed by Devendra Fadnavis has cleared the decks for the bullet train project by giving assent to the construction of the train’s most crucial station — Mumbai. This development comes on the back of Prime Ministrer Narendra Modi’s meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who will lay the foundation stone for India’s Rs 1.08 lakh-crore bullet train project in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state of Gujarat.

  • Mumbai: No land for bullet train project in BMC, says Devendra  Fadnavis

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has informed the Centre that it needs the 0.9 hectares of plot at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC) ) for its International Finance Service Center (IFSC), which is also being sought by the Railways for the bullet train project. The state government has informed the Centre that it can consider land available at Dharavi for the 508 Km Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project.