New Delhi : Going ahead with the ambitious bullet train plan, Japan and India on Monday agreed to expedite the ongoing study for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail corridor, reports PTI.
Akihiro Ohta, Japan’s Minister for Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism met Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda 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.
The minister also invited Gowda to visit Japan.
Railway Board Member (Engineering) V K Gupta and Advisor on Infrastructure Girish Pillai took part in the meeting.