Bullet Train Is Necessary For India's Development Said Piyush Goyal
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Bullet Train Is Necessary For India’s Development Said Piyush Goyal

Faced with rising criticism of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train – a project close to PM Modi’s heart -railway minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday it was necessary for India’s development, came at zero interest and was a safe technology with no record of accidents.

MNS chief Raj Thackeray, Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray and P Chidambaram of Congress had spoken against the ambitious project.

Faced with outcry after the Mumbai foot over-bridge stampede killed 23, Goyal said FOBs, earlier considered a “passenger amenity”, would be made “mandatory” as safety items at all stations.

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