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From Japan with love: Maruti in the 1980s, bullet train now

DNAHM115348 | 9/14/2017 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :400 | India



Ahmedabad: In the 1980s, Japanese firm Suzuki took a leap of faith with the Maruti joint venture, setting off a small-car revolution in India. Now, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail (MAHSR) project, funded by the Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA), is expected to revolutionise rail operations in India.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will perform the groundbreaking ceremony for the ambitious Bullet train project at Sabarmati. The 508-km-long double line Bullet train will not only connect Mumbai and Ahmedabad, two cities with buzzing economies, but will also open new horizons in the country starved for mass transportation.
The Bullet train will cover the distance in two to
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