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Mumbaikars demand reforms in local trains, not new bullet trains

One Mumbaikar was of the opinion that bringing bullet trains when local trains and platforms are already in poor condition, was a wrong move and would increase debts

ANI  |  Mumbai 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe at Ground Breaking ceremony of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project, at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Photo: PTI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe at Ground Breaking ceremony of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project, at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Photo: PTI

The announcement of Ahmedabad-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.

One Mumbaikar was of the opinion that bringing when local trains and platforms are already in poor condition, was a wrong move and would increase the debts.

With local trains being the primary mode of commute for people, other locals too spoke on similar lines.

"It is not much beneficial to common man as the fare will be similar to that of flight," said Ranjit Chauhan.

However, some welcomed the new venture, and were optimistic about its service.

"In terms of saving time, it is good, especially for businessmen, but local trains and the Indian also need reforms at the same time. The Government should take care of that," said

He was hopeful that the government will make provisions to make tickets for the bullet train affordable to general public, and added that it will prove beneficial to those, who can't afford flight tickets.

The government of India has launched a joint project with Japan to introduce bullet train between and The duration of commute will be three hours.

First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 14:35 IST
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