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Like demonetisation, bullet train project will kill everything: Chidambaram

This comes a day after stampede on a footbridge connecting Mumbai's suburban railway stations claimed 22 lives

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

P Chidambaram
Congress leader P Chidambaram

leader on Friday criticised the bullet train project, saying it will be a demonetisation-like move "which will kill everything else", and suggested that the money should instead be spent on improving rail

The former finance minister's comments come a day after a stampede on a footbridge connecting Mumbai's suburban railway stations of Parel and Elphinstone claimed 22 lives.


In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said:





Prime Minister Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe had on September 14 laid the foundation stone for India's first bullet train between the two cities.

The Rs 1.10 lakh-crore project is expected to be completed by 2022. The train would cover a distance of over 500 km in around two hours.

First Published: Sat, September 30 2017. 15:18 IST
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