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Japan and India together make the word 'Jai', says Shinzo Abe

ANI  |  Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India] 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday said is committed to the policy of 'Make in India', even as he, along with Prime Minister Modi, laid the foundation stone for the proposed Ahmedabad-High-Speed Rail Network, known as the bullet train, here today.

Beginning his speech with a customary 'Namastey', Prime Minister Abe said, "I really like and I really like I will do whatever I can do for If we were to merge Japan's 'Ja' and India's 'I', it becomes 'Jai'. If we work together, nothing is impossible. PM Modi and I will work towards realising Jai Japan, Jai "

"I would like to state that India-partnership is special, strategic and global. can become the factory of the world if both countries combine their efforts. We are committed to the policy of Make in "

"Exactly 10 years back, I had the good of speaking in the Indian Parliament. And I can today say that a powerful is beneficial for and a powerful is beneficial for India," he added.

Prime Minister Abe further praised Prime Minister Modi for his leadership and vision, adding that he can see a bright future ahead for and

"The Japanese engineers are working day and night to ensure the success of this project. If Indian and Japanese people combine their efforts, there is nothing which cannot be achieved," the Japanese prime minister added.

"Since the Shinkansen service was started in Japan, no disaster has been reported. And I can proudly say that it is the safest mode of transport available," he further said.

The bullet train, which has a capacity to accommodate 750 people, is expected to reduce travel time between the two cities from seven to three hours.

On the Ahmedabad-route, total 12 stations have been proposed that include Mumbai, Thane, Virar, Boisar, Vapi, Bilimora, Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Anand, and Sabarmati.

The distance of 508 km will be covered in two hours and seven minutes by the bullet train if it stops at four stations namely Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and

According to the railway ministry officials, the operating speed of the bullet train will be 320 kilometers per hour and the maximum speed will be 350 kilometers per hour.

With this, has become the first to import the iconic 'Shinkansen' bullet-train technology after Taiwan. The Japanese Government has also agreed to fund the project at minimal interest rates.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, September 14 2017. 12:32 IST
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