Ahmedabad: India’s first high-speed rail project between Mumbai and Ahmedabad should be completed by 2023, Japanese Consul General Ryoji Noda said on Tuesday. Both Japan & India were global and strategic partners and this relationship has further strengthened after Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abes visit to Gujarat in September last year, Noda, Consul General, Consulate of Japan in Mumbai, said.
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- Noda said,”Last year in September, our PM Abe and Mrs Abe visited Gujarat. Both Abe and (Indian PM) Narendra Modi also inaugurated the high-speed train project, which would connect Ahmedabad and Mumbai in just two hours. This project should be completed by the end of 2023.”
- Last year, in September, PM Modi and Japanese PM Abe had laid the foundation of the high-speed rail project, commonly known as Bullet Train project, between Mumbai & Ahmedabad.
- Noda was in the city to present the Order of the Rising Sun, conferred by the Emperor of Japan, to city-based tax consultant Mukesh Patel, who is the president of Indo-Japan Friendship Association.